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Graduate student Jen Pullen talks with fellow students at a reception for visiting writers.

Graduate student Jen Pullen talks with fellow students at a reception for visiting writers.

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Scott Owens, portrait outoorsOhio University alum Scott Owens ’84 was featured in a Hickory Daily Record story by Mary Canrobert headlined “Like poetry, shop soothes, nourishes and inspires.” He earned an A.B. in English from the Honors Tutorial College at OHIO. Had I been gifted with the skills of a poet, Id write […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

Amanda Hayes, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Amanda Hayes published her first book, The Politics of Appalachian Rhetoric, with West Virginia University Press. The book won the 2019 Nancy Dasher Award, a prize that is presented by the College English Association of Ohio and recognizes outstanding publications by faculty members from a CEAO-member […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 28

Melanie Ritzenthaler, portraitGraduate student Melanie Ritzenthaler‘s new story, “Fever Creek,” is published in the latest issue of Nashville Review. Ritzenthaler is a doctoral student in OHIO’s English Department, where she specializes in Creative Writing (Fiction). Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, West Branch, Colorado Review, Salamander, and […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 28

English graduate student Angie Mazakiss manuscript, I Was Waiting to See What You Would Do First, was selected as one of two finalists by Indiana Reviews Blue Light Books Prize. Mazakis, an Ohio University alum, also has one poem each in new issues of The Iowa Review, Columbia Journal, and […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 25

The Washington Post reports on Ohio University alum Stanley Plumly in an obituary headlined “Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79.” Mr. Plumly said his twin obsessions during his youth were basketball and reading. He graduated in 1961 from Wilmington College in Ohio, […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 24

Dr. Bianca Spriggs, performing at a microphoneSplit This Rock, a national literary organization dedicated to fostering greater roles for poets in public life by using art to promote social activism, maintains a searchable database of over 600 social justice-related poems as a resource for educators, readers, and writers. Since its launch in 2015, poems in this […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 21

Dr. Linda J. Rice, portraitThe College English Association of Ohio awarded Dr. Linda Rice, Professor and Chair of English at Ohio University, with the 2018 John Hollow Award for Service. The John Hollow Award, established to honor the memory of John Hollow, former CEAO President and Chair of the Ohio University Department of English, […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 08

Dr. Ghirmai Negash, Professor of English at Ohio University, was referenced in a Los Angeles Times articled headlined “Nipsey Hussle had a vision for South L.A. It all started with a trip to Eritrea.” The rapper Hussle was fatally shot recently in Los Angeles. Before coming to OHIO, Negash was […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 08

Dr. Edmond Chang and students plot next moves.by Kristin Distel Dr. Edmond Y. Chang led his students into battle. Armed with padded weapons and homemade shields, the group conducted Live-Action Role-Playing (LARPing) in a fantasy universe of Changs creation called Archaea. LARPing served as experiential learning for the Fall 2018 course, allowing students to put into practice […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 11

Samantha Flores poses for a portrait in Ellis Hall on Feb. 1, 2019.When thinking back on her days as a student at OHIO, Samantha Flores (08, 11) recalls walking with friends at The Ridges at night, singing around a bonfire while a classmate strummed a guitar. She also recalls with fondness the courses she took for her B.A. in English and, later, […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Mar 10

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