Research Spotlight: Recent Accomplishments of English Faculty

Faculty in the English Department have much to be proud about with the recent publications of so many great works.  Not only are faculty in the English Department dedicated to develop their students into creative writers, they are dedicated to providing readers with excellent stories and poems to enjoy. 

Mary Biddinger’s third full-length collection of poems, A Sunny Place with Adequate Water, is due out in May, 2014.  This collection of poems seeks to transform the present by looking deeply into the past.  Biddinger has also signed a contract with Black Lawrence Press for a fourth full-length collection of poems, Small EnterpriseJulie Drew’s second novel, Glimpse, the first volume of a trilogy called The Tesla Effect, will be released by Ring of Fire Press around Labor Day in 2014.  David Giffels’ new book, The Hard Way on Purpose is receiving national attention on NPR.  The book, published by Scribner, is a collection of linked essays about coming of age in the American Rust Belt.  Robert Pope’s  short story “Killers” was published in the Alaska Quarterly Review.  Eric Wasserman has two long short stories forthcoming in the literary journals Soundings East and Great Lakes Review.

We look forward to some great reads provided by English faculty!