CWUEnglish Department NewsEnglish Department News Joshua Swainston, 22 Feb 2017 10:53:00<p>Congratulations to Online Professional and Creative Writing major Joshua Swainston whose essay "<a href=""><em>A Middle-Aged Nonbeliever's Look at Go</em>d</a>" was just published in <em>The Seattle Star</em>.&nbsp;</p>Lecturer Sonya Dunning article in San Pedro River Review, 21 Feb 2017 16:28:02<p>Congratulations to Lecturer Sonya Dunning's poem, which she co-wrote with Ciara Shuttleworth is in the most recent issue of <a href="">San Pedro River Review</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; The journal is published biannually: one themed issue, and one without a theme. The next theme is "MUSIC." The editors are great to work with. They have also published my photography in the past. They are particularly interested in photography and poetry that explores "place and the relationship between lives and landscapes." Here is their website address as well if you're interested in submitting: <a href=""></a>.</p><p><img alt="" src="/english/sites/" style="width: 324px; height: 499px;"></p>Call for Submissions New Terrain Award, 13 Feb 2017 10:38:44<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="" target="_blank">Whole Terrain</a>, the nationally renowned literary journal of Antioch University New England, has established an annual award for outstanding undergraduate writers. We’re seeking environmental writing — poetry, fiction or non-fiction — from current undergraduates for this year’s volume on the theme of About Time <a href="" target="_blank">(see full Call for Submissions here).</a></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">The writer of the winning piece will receive the New Terrain Award of $250 and have his or her work published in the upcoming issue. Entries should be sent using our online form. If you have questions or need assistance, please send us an email with the subject header “New Terrain Award Submission.”</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">To qualify for the award, you must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing, and your submission must be original, unpublished work. This information will be verified for potential candidates.</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Submission deadline: March 15, 2017</strong><br>Prose: 2,000 words<br>Poetry: up to 3 poems<br>Art: up to 10 images, sized for email (not eligible for New Terrain Award)</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></br></br></br>YVCC's Famous Black Box Poetry Slam, 13 Feb 2017 10:29:58<h3 style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>YVCC's Famous Black Box Poetry Slam</strong></u></h3><p style="text-align: center;">Yakima Valley Community College will host the annual Famous Black Box Poetry Slam in the Parker Room of the Deccio Higher Education Center on the Yakima Campus. Doors open for sign up at 6 pm, event will begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is $2 cash which then becomes the prize pot for the top three artists. All forms of spoken word are welcome. Performers are expected to have 3-5 poems/spoken word pieces prepared. The event is open to the public. For more information contact Mark Fuzie at (509)574-6800 x3160 or</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;">When: March 3, 2017</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">Where: Yakima</h3><p style="text-align: center;">YVCC</p><p style="text-align: center;">South 16th Ave. &amp; Nob Hill Blvd.</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><u><strong><img alt="" src="/english/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"></strong></u></p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Joshua Swainston for his poem published in Open Thought Vortex, 30 Jan 2017 11:43:18<p>Congratulations to Joshua Swainston, Online Professional and Creative Writing Major, whose poem<a href=""> Between The Strand That Deep-Fries Twinkies and The One That Roasts Corn On The Cob</a> was just published in <a href="">Open Thought Vortex Magazine</a>.</p>Slam poet Regie Cabico to perform at CWU on Jan. 31, 24 Jan 2017 14:06:56<p>Slam poet Regie Cabico to perform at<a href=""> CWU on Jan. 31</a></p>Poem by Maya Zeller, 23 Jan 2017 11:14:54<h2>Maya Zeller's new poem was <a href=""><em>The Rise Up Review's</em></a> poem of the day on January 21, 2017.</h2><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/english/sites/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/english/sites/" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></a></p></p style="text-align: center;">Congratulations to Assistant Professor Josh Welsh for his article in the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 04 Jan 2017 13:18:04<p>Congratulations to Assistant Professor Josh Welsh, who recently had an article published in the <a href="">Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric</a>:</p>Congratulations to Melynda Sorrels for her piece in Huffington Post, 04 Jan 2017 13:16:04<p>Congratulations to Online Professional and Creative Writing student Melynda Sorrels for her piece in <a href=""><em>Huffington Post</em></a>.</p>Congratulations to Assistant Professor Maya Zeller for her poem in Sycamore Review, 03 Jan 2017 15:44:51<p>Last year, poet extraordinaire <a href="">Ellen Welcker</a> wrote "It's Called the Sea," in which the speaker says, "I heave a beached orca into a plastic bag."</p><p><br>This spawned a series of response poems from Maya Zeller, the first of which is "Ellen Bagged a Whale." The poem has been published in the <a href="">Sycamore Review. </a></p></br>