Archive for the 'Poetry' Category

Submissions for Goldenrod Now Being Accepted in the English Office

The 2014 Goldenrod Poetry Festival is upon us, and the deadline for the contest is sooner than you think! The top ten poets will participate in a private workshop with visiting poet, Matt Hart, who will give a reading during the Goldenrod Poetry Festival on February 18th at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure
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Dr. Hunley on WKU Radio to Promote Scotch Tape World

Dr. Tom Hunley, Associate Professor of English at WKU, has been busy promoting his new chapbook of poetry, Scotch Tape World, which was just published by Accents Publishing on September 1st. He was interviewed by Kevin Willis for WKU Radio yesterday – click this link to hear or read the interview, find out what a chapbook is (if you don’t
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Win $200 and Get Your Work Published in The Albion Review! Submission Deadline: November 1st

The Albion Review is an annual undergraduate literary journal based out of Albion College. It has been published nationally since 2004. The Albion Review publishes works of poetry, prose, and art by emerging undergraduate talents. Contributors must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student at any college or university and must not have already obtained an undergraduate degree. $200 prizes
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Dr. Mary Ellen Miller Featured in WKU Herald Today

Our beloved Dr. Mary Ellen Miller was featured in the WKU Herald today for her “vibrant spirit, passion for writing, and blunt opinion” after half a century of teaching at Western Kentucky University. Click here to read the article!

English Club Poetry Reading– TONIGHT!

Join the English Club for its annual poetry reading tonight at 6 p.m., in Java City. You can come prepared with a poem to read, or you can just listen and enjoy– it’s your choice! No matter what, it’s guaranteed to be a great night of poetry and conversation.

Rachel’s Challenge #7 (basorexic)

HICKEY By Rachel Hoge   You spend weekends in bed testing skin like produce peeling layers that taste sweeter with each bite.   You say it was an accident— that cloud of purple, strained and red. That broken, bleeding vessel that spread across your neck.   But your body was basorexic and sweaty not stopping until you examined every inch.

The Alan Miller Memorial Award: Requesting Submissions!

The Alan Miller Memorial Award for Writing on the Environment, created in honor of Western Kentucky University alumnus Alan Miller (1981-2010), will honor an eligible student in the English Department who has produced outstanding writing of any genre (scholarly and/or creative) that has a significant emphasis on the environment. Alan graduated from WKU in 2005. In 2006 his essay “A
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Reminder: Submissions for the Gender & Women’s Studies Writing Contest are due THIS Friday!

The 16th Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Writing Contest is accepting submissions! Genres include poetry, fiction, or nonfiction– as long as it explores feminist themes/issues.The winners, one undergraduate and one graduate, will be honored at the Gender & Women’s Studies Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 29, 2013. Each winner will receive a $100 award. Here are the details: Any WKU
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Rachel’s Challenge #5 (farctate)

Baking By Rachel Hoge Mornings brought fried dough polished in glaze, dripping like wax, yeast rising early for hungry little hands.   I was eight before I knew that potatoes were fried and vegetables were bitter. Like the night they told me my sister wasn’t all mine, wasn’t all ours but a remnant of an army man from Texas.  
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Goldenrod Poetry Festival: The Winners!

I’m thrilled to announce the 2013 winners of the Goldenrod Poetry Festival: 1st place: Tracy Jo Ingram, for her poem “Elegy to a Child’s Sleep in the Midnight Hour” 2nd place: Maggie Woodward, for her poem “Six Years Later, a Love Letter” 3rd place: Elizabeth Gatten, for her poem “In a Land Far, Far Away” We began the afternoon with
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