Oct 23, 2023
Abraxas Review is a new pubication started by an all Cal Poly English Alumni team of editors: Marin Smith, Savannah Anderson, Sholeh Prochello, Sarah Horne, and Lacey Buck.
Follow the link to Issue 1 of Abraxas Review, which includes Kevin Anderson's short story "The Thin Dust of Summer." Enjoy!
Oct 11, 2023
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Ama Codjoe is the author of Bluest Nude (Milkweed Editions, 2022), finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Poetry and the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Blood of the Air (Northwestern University Press, 2020), winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. She has been awarded support from Bogliasco, Cave Canem, Robert Rauschenberg, and Saltonstall foundations as well as from Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, Yaddo, Hawthornden, MacDowell, and the Amy Clampitt Residency. Her poems have twice appeared in the Best American Poetry series. Among other honors, Codjoe has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the New York State Council/New York Foundation of the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. Codjoe is the 2023 Poet-in-Residence at the Guggenheim Museum. She is the winner of a 2023 Whiting Award.
Wednesday, November 15 at 2:10 - 3:30 p.m. Building 10, Room 111
Claire Wahmanholm received her BA from UW-Madison, her MFA from the Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD from the University of Utah. Her chapbook, Night Vision, won the 2017 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM chapbook contest. Her debut full-length collection, Wilder (Milkweed Editions), won the 2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, the Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2019 Minnesota Book Award. Her second collection, Redmouth, was published with Tinderbox Editions in 2019. Her third collection, Meltwater, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2023. A 2020-2021 McKnight Writing Fellow, her poems have most recently appeared in, or are forthcoming from, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Washington Square Review, Copper Nickel, Beloit Poetry Journal, Grist, RHINO, The Los Angeles Review, Fairy Tale Review, Bennington Review, DIAGRAM, The Journal, and The Kenyon Review Online, and have been featured by the Academy of American Poets. She lives in the Twin Cities.
Apr 11, 2023
Abstract: Pedagogies for minoritized and multilingual writers have often led teachers to uncritically adopt models based on values such as autonomy, mastery, normativity, and efficiency. In practice, this often leads to imposing language and rhetorical norms of privileged social groups and treating deviations from those norms as indicating linguistic or cognitive deficiency. Scholars in disability and decolonial studies are beginning to question the way “ability” is defined in communication in contemporary society and education. They argue for a shift from autonomy to collaboration, mastery to dependency, norms to dispositions, and efficiency to ethics. This talk will begin by illustrating these shifts from the way the speaker’s cancer diagnosis and resulting impairments transformed his writing practice. Then drawing from his research on the writing and communication of international STEM scholars, he will demonstrate how their diverse languages and proficiencies motivate them to practice relational ethics in contexts of vulnerability for successful communication. This talk will demonstrate how approaches to diversity in education can embrace nonnormative language practices in meaning making and cultivate the ethical dispositions needed for such communication.
Time: Thursday, May 18, 3:30-4:30pm
Location: Advanced Technologies Laboratory (Bldg. 07), Rm. 002
Note: A reception will follow in the ATL Lobby from 4:30-6pm. Refreshments provided by SLO Provisions.
Speaker bio: Suresh Canagarajah is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics, English, and Asian Studies at Penn State University. He is the author of multiple award-winning books and articles on World Englishes, multilingual writing, decolonization, and disability studies. He is the former president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and former editor of TESOL Quarterly.
Sponsors: This event is sponsored by the Office of Writing and Learning, the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Political Science, the Disability Faculty Staff Association, and the English Department’s First-Year Composition Program.