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William Marling Wins the Nancy Dasher Award

Date posted: April 2nd, 2018


Bill Marling’s Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s (Oxford University Press 2016) is the recipient of this year’s College English Association of Ohio’s Nancy Dasher Award. …Read more.

Interview with Anne Carlisle (’73)

Date posted: December 8th, 2016

When/how did you begin writing paranormal novels? And why paranormal? What does the genre, in particular, open up for the writer/reader?

I started writing novels in 2008, but my first pass was about as far afield from paranormal as one could get. …Read more.

Interview with Zena Zipporah (’70)

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

“As an artist of this Kali Yuga age, balancing on this earth which teeters on the last leg of the table of creation, I am an archivist, a collector of old objects, texts, and images, vanishing languages, customs and religions of all places, celebrating creations, disasters, prayers, religious texts, myths, gods and goddesses, swamis, pandits, religious leaders, shamans, holy men and women, knowers of lost knowledge. …Read more.

Interview with John Vourlis (’88)

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

“A vacation with an altruistic twist sounded very intriguing. I checked out the itinerary: Grand Norling Resort Hotel, Mt. Everest flight, Lumbini—the birthplace of the Buddha, Chitwan National Park—home to elephants, rhinos and tigers! …Read more.

Interview with Mary Turzillo (’70)

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

What an exciting time that was! What vivid memories! Unpacking the intricacies of language in P.K. Saha’s linguistics courses. . . . . Reading Man’s Rage for Chaos as part of a Roger Salomon course. …Read more.

Tributes to Roger

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

Roger rarely got angry with me, but one time in his office he barked, “Amy, the Ph.D. program is not a cakewalk!” I have no idea what prompted this, but since Roger was normally gentle as a lamb, it got my attention. …Read more.

Interview with Jaina Sanga (’97)

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

It’s refreshing in many ways to write short stories after having tackled a novel, which is such an all consuming beast of an undertaking. Of course, writing a short story is draining, too, for you have to work on drawing large ideas in a much smaller space.”

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Interview with David Rutledge (’97)

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

“The ever-present possibility of disaster throughout our history has— I would argue—helped to strengthen the culture.         David Rutledge

1. Could you talk a little bit about this project? …Read more.

Interview with Shelley Costa (’83)

Date posted: June 6th, 2016

How did you first come to write mysteries? And why mysteries particularly? And why funny mysteries?

Actually, I wrote my first mystery story at the age of ten, and during my teens I was very drawn to romantic suspense. …Read more.

Interview with Michael Rectenwald (’97)

Date posted: May 31st, 2016

“I was afraid of the strangeness at Naropa, so I clung to Ginsberg, who seemed familiar. That Allen Ginsberg was perhaps the least bizarre person around should tell you much about Naropa.”

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Interview with Eve Proper (’98)

Date posted: May 31st, 2016

“Students enter programs with ideas of their own about what is acceptable and what is not, but they are strongly influenced by what they can observe during their three or six or ten years of graduate study. …Read more.

Interview with Rick Pender (’80)

Date posted: May 31st, 2016

“That led to an invitation . . . to become an associate editor, which mainly consisted of proofreading, but a year later . . . the publisher asked me to become the magazine’s editor. …Read more.

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