Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Josh Lamore = Valedictorian!

The English Department is happy to announce that Josh Lamore, an English major, will be this year's valedictorian.

Here's the official press release from the university.

Congratulations, Josh!

Updated 22 April 2014.

SWEET IS THE CITY -- a new play by Eduardo Leanez and Patrick Horrigan

You are invited to a reading of

by Eduardo Leanez and Patrick E. Horrigan (English Department, LIU Brooklyn).

A new play about 8.3 million New Yorkers and all the [bleep] they say.

Featuring Inma Heredia, Reggie Street, Mague Brewer, Erik Schjerven, Basil Horn, and Priyank Rastogi

The reading is part of "Actors with Accents," a variety show hosted by Eduardo Leanez.  Also on the program:  songs by John Sannuto (LIU Brooklyn) and monologues by Rosalie Purvis and Iris Rose.

Friday, May 2nd
7-10pm (performance to start at 8pm)
64 East 4th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave., 3rd floor (Teatro Circulo)
FREE! (but donations are welcome)

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For more information, or to find out how to participate in an upcoming ACTORS WITH ACCENTS production, visit us on Facebook or e-mail actorswithaccents@aol.com.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lewis Warsh & Peter Gizzi at the Poetry Project

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
8 PM

The Poetry Project
St. Mark's Church
131 E. 10th St.
New York City

More info

Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil), Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary), The Origin of the World (Creative Arts) and Touch of the Whip (Singing Horse). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University (Brooklyn). A party for his most recent book, One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil) will follow the reading.

Peter Gizzi has published five books of poetry in addition to a number of limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. His sixth book, In Defense of Nothing, New and Selected Poems came out in March 2014. Gizzi’s editing projects have included  o•bl├ęk: a journal of language arts, as well as several important books, such as The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer and My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (with Kevin Killion). Gizzi is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Aimee Herman Co-Teaching Workshop: "From Page to Stage"

As we announced earlier, MFA alumna Aimee Herman is working with Poetry Teachers NYC. In May, she will be co-teaching a workshop called "From Page to Stage." Three different creative writing/performance based classes will be offered. Each class will be held once a week on Sundays for three weeks, with a culminating performance of students' work during the fourth week.


Sundays, May 8, 11, 18th
2:30-4:30 PM


Saturday, May 24
6-9 PM

Shetler Studios

244 West 54th St.
12th Floor & Penthouse
Between Broadway & 8th Ave


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Faculty Mentors for English Majors (undergrad)

This list last updated 3 April 2014.

Prior to registration each semester, meet with Wayne Berninger, the Department’s Undergraduate Advisor. 

Use Setster to make your own appointment

Watch this video to learn how to use Setster.

For guidance with everything other than registration, please meet with your Faculty Mentor at least once per semester. 

Go here for contact info.

Assignments are as follows.
  • student (concentration) -- mentor
  • Samiah Aljahmi (WR) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • Sarai Arroyo (CW) -- John High
  • Krista Benitez (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Barrington Boothe (WR) -- Thomas Peele
  • Stephen Cadavillo (Lit) -- Patrick Horrigan
  • Fanta Camara (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Alexa Carter-Rodriguez (CW) -- John High
  • Melissa Clermont (Lit) -- Donald McCrary
  • Stacy D'Cunha (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Ralph Dorsinville (Lit) -- Jonathan Haynes
  • Kathryn Dure  (WR) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Laquesha Ekowo (CW) -- John High
  • Alicia Folk (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Justin Gioia (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Joanna Gonzalez (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Joy Jackson (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Dargreeny Jean (Lit) --  Michael Bennett
  • Daisey Jefferson (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Joshua Lamore (Lit) -- Patrick Horrigan
  • Yu June Lee (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Jackae Manns (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Brianna Melero (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Jessica Montrose (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Muzahid ("Jahid") Mowla (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Stephanie Munoz (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Rose Nash (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Vincent Ortiz (Lit) -- Jonathan Haynes
  • Brittany Rader  (WR) -- Thomas Peele
  • Rebecca Rimple (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Anisha Robertson (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick
  • Daniel Rosenberg (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Roksolana Sheverack (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Mahima Singh (Lit) -- Bernard Schweizer
  • Neiha Singh (CW) --  John High
  • Chardonnay Smith (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Tashawana Smith (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Aaron Stewart (CW) -- John High
  • Shannon Thomas (WR) -- Thomas Peele
  • Shereen Vincent (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick
  • Remson Younge (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick

Monday, March 31, 2014

Barbara Henning Reading in Detroit

Ugly Duckling Presse: Detroit
Christopher Stackhouse
Francine Harris
Barbara Henning
Christine Hume
Saturday, April 19, 2014
7 PM
Salt & Cedar Letterpress
2448 Riopelle Street

Ugly Duckling Presse
Salt & Cedar Letterpress

FRANCINE J. HARRIS’s first collection, *allegiance*, reached the number one spot on the national poetry bestseller's list and was a finalist for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award. Originally from Detroit, she is a Cave Canem fellow and is the Front Street Writers Writer-in-Residence in Traverse City, Michigan for the 2013/14 school year. 

CHRISTINE HUME is the author of three books, most recently *Shot* (Counterpath, 2010), and three chapbooks, *Lullaby: Speculations on the First Active Sense* (UDP, 2008), *Ventifacts* (Omnidawn, 2012), and *Hum* (Dikembe, 2014). She teaches in the interdisciplinary creative writing program at Eastern Michigan University. Detroit native 

CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE is author of a chapbook *Slip* (Corollary); co-author of image/text collaboration with John Keene, *Seismosis* (1913); and most recently, a volume of poems, *Plural* (Counterpath). He is contributing editor at FENCE, BOMB, and VANITAS magazines. Stackhouse is a founding member of the roving artists-in-residence project This Red Door. He teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

 BARBARA HENNING is the author of three novels and seven books of poetry. Her most recent are two collections of poetry and prose, A Swift Passage from Quale Press (2013) and Cities and Memory from Chax Press (2010). A former Detroiter, she has lived in New York City since 1983.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Michael Hassan

We are saddened by the news of the death of our friend and colleague Michael Hassan, who passed away on March 21. Michael was an adjunct professor of English at LIU Brooklyn for many years, and his presence will be missed.

There will be an open-house memorial on Thursday, March 27, starting at 12 PM at the Hassan family's home.  For details, contact Melissa Antinori.

UPDATE (March 27, 2014): Some friends of Michael and Lynn have set up a memorial fund. If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping Lynn at this difficult time, please pass along the link.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Voices of the Rainbow: Marilyn Boutwell & E. H. Dalton

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Ann Larson in Discussion with Karen Pitt & Brian Thill

Ann Larson, alumna of the English Department's graduate program, and former Assistant Director of the LIU Brooklyn Writing Center; will be participating in a panel discussion entitled "Comp/Rhet, Academic Labor, and the Future of English Studies." Also on the panel will be Karen Pitt, who is an alumna of our graduate program and currently a grad student in English at CUNY. This event is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate Center's PhD Program in English, the Graduate Center Composition and Rhetoric Community, and the Adjunct Project. The inspiration for the panel is Larson's 2012 blog post, "Rhetoric and Composition: Academic Capitalism and Cheap Teachers," which you can read here.

When & Where
Thursday, April 3, 2014
3-5 PM
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 8301/8304.