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UL Student Wins 2017 St. Lawrence Book Award

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Interview with Southwestern Review Editor Brandon Buckner

Brandon Buckner, the editor-in-chief of The Southwestern Review, is a second-year graduate student in the English Department at UL. We recently got in touch with Brandon to learn more about The Southwestern Review and the role graduate students play in its publishing.

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Interview with New Faculty: Henk Rossouw

We have been pleased to welcome Dr. Henk Rossouw as Assistant Professor of Poetry to UL’s English Department, specializing in creative writing, modern and contemporary poetry, postcolonial studies, archives, and ecocriticism. Dr. Rossouw’s book-length poem Xamissa, published by Fordham University Press in 2018, won the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize. Best American Experimental Writing 2018, out from Wesleyan University Press, featured an excerpt.

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Call for Proposals for the Global Souths Conference

The Global Souths, a graduate student-run conference, has released a call for papers for the third annual conference

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Congratulations to Leigh Camacho Rourks, who has won the 2017 St. Lawrence Book Award with her short story collection Moon Trees and Other OrphansLeigh Camacho Rourks: Moon Trees and Other Orphans

Rourks, a PhD Candidate in the English Department, adds this prize to a list that already includes the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize. Her fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, TriQuarterly, December Magazine, and Greensboro Review.

Read the full announcement at Black Lawrence Press.

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