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New! B.A. English: Professional and Creative Writing Major

2015 Manastash Student Literary Magazine now available in the English Department, LL 423. 

Free to all students.



Careers and the Value of an English Major


Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series

Photo of Rene Denfeld      

  Katharine Whitcomb
  Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
  7:30 p.m.
  SURC Wildcat Shop

Katharine Whitcomb is the author of four collections of poems: The Daughter’s Almanac (The Backwaters Press, 2015), chosen by Patricia Smith as the winner of the 2014 The Backwaters Press Prize, Lamp of Letters (Floating Bridge Press, 2009), winner of the 2009 Floating Bridge Chapbook Award, Saints of South Dakota & Other Poems, which was chosen by Lucia Perillo as the winner of the 2000 Bluestem Award and published by Bluestem Press, and Hosannas (Parallel Press, 1999). She is the co-author, with artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter, of The Art Courage Program (Jaded Ibis, 2014), a parody self-help book/art piece. She is the co-editor of A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology, and the founding co-editor of Cascadia Chronicle: A Geospatial Journal of Place, Environment and Imagination. Whitcomb was a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, and had fellowships in poetry at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She has attended residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, La Muse in Labastide Esparbairenque, France, and the Whiteley Center on San Juan Island, WA. She has had work published in many journals including The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, and Narrative, and in anthologies, including Fire On Her Tongue, and Making Poems. She teaches at Central Washington University and lives in Ellensburg, Washington.

There will also be a craft talk by Kathy at noon in Black Hall, Rm 152.