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What’s New With Goldenrod Poetry Festival?

Tonight’s the night for all you poetry fanatics! The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is tonight, and the winner will be selected by Saeed Jones from among these finalists: “A Walk After Midnight on Repeat” by Sara Ann Alexander “Coffee and Chai” by Shay Barlow “SomewhereInAmerica” by James Buchanan “John Lennon: A Day in the Rye” by Derek Ellis “Cartoon Ghost” by Kirby Fields
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Warren-Brooks Award: Dr. Richard Russell

Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 pm, Dr. Richard Russell will be giving a presentation about his book “Seamus Heaney’s Regions“. Dr. Russell is an English professor and the Graduate Program Director at Baylor University. He is also the director of the Beall Poetry Festival: a three day celebration of contemporary poets. (Go check it out!) The Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award
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Summers in Autumn

Last Tuesday, I conducted an interview with Leta Summers. Leta is English for Secondary Education major, and is on track to graduate in December 2015. She wrote a book of poetry that was published in summer of 2013 by Itoh Press titled Jumping Anyway, which is available as an e-book through Barnes and Noble. For the full interview and information
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Student Success: Joshua Johnston Represents WKU English for World Book Night Celebration

Every year on April 23–Shakespeare’s birthday–folks nationwide donate books to people in their communities for the World Book Night (WBN) celebration, and this year in Bowling Green, one of the WKU English department’s own undergraduate students took center stage for the event. Joshua Johnston, a brand new WKU English alumni joined Kristie Lowry, Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries, at the
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Frank X Walker Poetry Workshop

On Saturday, March 1st, Kentucky’s current Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker, came to the Warren County Public Library to host a poetry workshop. This was a huge opportunity for English majors and English lovers alike. I took my seat among the others from various ages, places, and backgrounds in a room decorated in paper mache to listen to one of Kentucky’s most brilliant
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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!


The delayed publication of this post is my fault. These minutes are from last week’s meeting of  March 26. At the last meeting, a few of our club members went through the tedious task of sorting through eighty poetry submissions for Goldenrod and boiling the contestants down to just ten finalists. On the 9th of April around 4, the English
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