Wed, 11/20/2019 - 1:04pm
The Chicago Review of Books created a list of 22 books by Indigenous authors to read during Native American Heritage Month.  Included on the list was Eidson Professor of American Literature LeAnne Howe's SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS.  About the list, Professor Howe writes:  “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx. I laugh every time I think of Groucho Marx with a…
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:05pm
First year Ph.D. student Laura Theobald has published a book of poetry with Disorder Press.  Kokomo is now available for purchase. From the press's website: "Theobald’s poems unabashedly invite us to escape with her to the private island of her mind. On these invisible beaches, loneliness and desperation reign, and comfort is found in the companionship of a cat or in holding your favorite stuffed animal, in baking cakes and stuffing butterflies…
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:20pm
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W 52nd St. in New York City, will host a reading of Savage Conversations, Tuesday, October 8th at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. 
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:04pm
Eidson Professor LeAnne Howe reads from her new fiction at the Oklahoma Book Festival  on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent, Boat House District in Oklahoma City.  More than 100 authors, poets, and book illustrators will gather with thousands of book fans and readers at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District on for the second annual Oklahoma Book Festival. The event is presented by the Oklahoma…
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:41am
University of Georgia English Ph.D. student Paul Cunningham has a full-length book of translation forthcoming from OOMPH Press.  Words, by Swedish poet Helena Österlund and translated from Swedish by Cunningham, is forthcoming in October. According to Cunningham, “In “Words,” the future often feels reminiscent of the past. At first glance, there’s a deceivingly minimalistic sparseness to the poems. Visibly, the language might appear simple, but…
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:43am
Professor LeAnne Howe will have two events at the Decatur Book Festival on Sunday, Sept. 1st.  LeAnne Howe is also the panel moderator for “Reading Indigenous Stories Against the Grain,” September 1, 2019, 12 noon, at the Marriott Conference Center Auditorium. The panel features Mandy Suhr-Sytsma’s Self-Determined Stories: The Indigenous Reinvention of Young Adult Literature, and Gina Caison author of Red States, Indigeneity, Settler…
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:00pm
Dr. Andrew Zawacki published a guest blog post, titled, "A Whole Other System: ‘Paris photo graff’ Continued," for Poetry Foundation. In the post, Zawacki writes: "Whether committed to interruption or uplift, or both, the community building and aesthetic ingenuity available at the writers’ corners in the early 70s were enabled by the exhilaration—with exclusivity at its core, of course—of wielding, as Wicked Gary proudly claimed, “our own…
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:02pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor LeAnne Howe's latest work, SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS, is a Paris Review staff pick. From the article: "In Savage Conversations, LeAnne Howe takes this historical fact and spins a drama in verse with a cast of three characters: Mary Todd Lincoln, Savage Indian, and The Rope. In Howe’s telling, Savage Indian is one of the thirty-eight Dakota people executed on the orders of President Abraham Lincoln in 1862—the largest…
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:55pm
Eidson Distinguished Professor LeAnne Howe discussed her research process for SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS in a Lapham's Quarterly Roundtable. From the article: "The journey of writing Savage Conversations began some nine years ago when I visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. At the time I was a professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Lincoln was lionized by Illinoisans, yet little was…
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 3:49pm
Sarah Fawn Montgomery, poet and assistant professor at Bridgewater State University, reviewed LeAnne Howe's latest book, SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS, for the Poetry Foundation. According to the article: "Savage Conversations is a well-researched yet intuitive depiction of a history that’s too often omitted from textbooks and cultural memory. Conceived as a lyrical theater of the absurd, and written in the form of a play, Howe’s book puts the grotesque…