Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Reading and Craft Talk: Michael Dowdy

Michael Dowdy will deliver a lecture and discussion entitled “Poets, Critics, and the Limits of Literary Citizenship”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:00pm
Curtin Hall 175

In addition, Dowdy will read from his award-winning poetry collection, Urbilly, and from his latest project, a volume of lyric essays.

Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7:00pmWoodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E Locust St.

Michael Dowdy is a poet, critic, editor, and essayist. His works include a book of poems, Urbilly (2017), a scholarly study of Latinx poetry, Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization (2013)and, as coeditor with Claudia Rankine, a critical anthology, American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement (2018). He teaches poetry and Latinx literature at the University of South Carolina.

José Lanters presents The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes

On October 20, English department professor José Lanters will be presenting her new work, The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes at County Clare Irish Inn at 3pm.Members of Milwaukee Irish Arts will read a scene from The Death and Resurrection… Read More

Creative Writers in Nonprofit Careers: Panel Discussion, Reading, and Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

The panelists will discuss the services their organizations offer the public and how those services incorporate creative writing and other arts, their individual roles in their organizations, how they each began working in the not-for-profit world, what draws them to this work, and how their employment intersects with their work as writers/artists. They will also share with us what they see as the benefits and challenges, for writers/artists, of pursuing a career of this nature. The discussion will be followed by a short (3-5 minute) reading by each of the panelists and a reception with food and drink.

Panelists

Sammy Goodrich, Project Manager/Certified Facilitator of TimeSlips and founder of Stage Right (hosting intergenerational collaborative workshops in senior care facilities)

Jenny Gropp, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center, former Managing Editor of The Georgia Review, and author of The Hominine Egg, (Kore Press, 2017)

Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Founder of Stillwaters Collective and author of Almost Crimson (Curbside Splendor Press, 2015), Call It Forth (2014), and Hershey Eats Peanuts (Penmanship Books, 2009)

Laura Solomon, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center and author of The Hermit (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011), Blue and Red Things (UDP, 2007), and Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002)

Chuck Stebelton, Program Coordinator at Interfaith Older Adult Programs and author of An Apostle Island (forthcoming from Oxeye Press), The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005)

Mark Doty Poetry Event

“Community and Connection” featuring Mark Doty
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7pm
Park East Hotel, 916 State Street, Milwaukee
General Admission $10, Students $5

National Poetry Coalition Reading Event, March 28: “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration”

National Poetry Coalition Reading Event “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration” featuring Margaret Noodin, Denise Sweet, Kimberly Blaeser, Franklin Kline, and Alexandria Delcourt.

March 28th at 7 p.m. at Woodland Pattern Book Center

Free & open to the public

Graduate Students Present at 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being at UW-Madison

The English department was well represented at the 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being at UW-Madison on April 15th and 16th. Here are the names and titles of presentations of people from our department:

“What Should Anna Duggar Do? A Discourse Analysis of the Quiverfull Movement”
Sara Doan, Graduate Student, English, UW-Milwaukee

“The Queer Rhetorical Agency of Preferred Names and Gender Pronouns”
Molly Ubbesen, Graduate Student, English – Rhetoric & Composition, UW-Milwaukee

“Creative Materiality in the Classroom: A Feminist and Queer Pedagogical Approach”
Frankie Mastrangelo, Graduate Student, English Department;
Casey O’Brien, Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies;
Krista Grensavitch, PhD Student, Department of History, MA, Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sherri H. Hoffman to Present at NEXUS 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Congratulations to Sherri H. Hoffman on her upcoming presentation of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Using Affect to Map Global Potentialities.”

Sherri will present at the NEXUS 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Alt + Shift: Unlocking Alternative Methodologies and Marginal Positions, March 3-5, at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Louise Zamparutti Presents at “Italy and Documentaries” Conference

Congratulations to Louise Zamparutti who presented “Il Cuore nel Pozzo: Ethical Implications of a Pseudo-Documentary” at the “Italy and Documentaries” Conference that took place at UCLA January 14-16.

This conference seeks to investigate how documentaries, with their various approaches and genres, have deeply influenced the way Italians and others view Italy and its natural and urban landscapes, cultural diversity, and artistic and literary traditions.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at UWM

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera serves as UWM’s Boudreaux Poet this year. The Boudreaux Foundation sponsors the series, which brings a prominent American poet to UWM each year. On March 3rd and 4th, Herrara will visit UWM to hold a poetry reading and craft talk.

The 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015-2016), Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino to hold the position. He grew up in California as the son of migrant farmers, which shaped much of his work, and from 2012-2014, he served as California State Poet Laureate. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many other prestigious awards.

Herrera is the author of thirty books, including collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children. His many collections of poetry include Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971-2007; and Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. In 2014, he released the nonfiction work Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes, which showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics.

He has served as chair of the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department at CSU-Fresno and recently retired from the Creative Writing Department at UC Riverside. He is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.

Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.: Poetry Reading, UWM Union Ballroom

Friday, March 4, 2:00 p.m.: Craft Talk, Bolton Hall, Room B52

Free and Open to the Public.

Books will be available for purchase at the reading.

These events are co-sponsored by the Department of English through the Boudreaux Foundation, the Roberto Hernández Center, and the UWM Union’s Sociocultural Programming.

Louise Zamparutti Presents at the University of Oslo, Norway

Congratulations to Louise Zamparutti, who presented her paper “Victims, Martyrs, and Brava Gente Past and Present: Constructing a National Symbol in Italy” for the symposium National Symbols Across Time and Space at the University of Oslo, Norway.