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Archive for August, 2014

Sharona Muir’s “Invisible Beasts”

Posted by bgsuenglish on August 29, 2014

41Ft4Xq54RL._AA160_Sharona Muir’s new book Invisible Beasts has been getting some great early notice, including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and a selection by O:  The Oprah Magazine as one of the ten books you must pick up this August.


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Creative Writing alumna shares good news

Posted by bgsuenglish on August 22, 2014

Qiana TFormer BGSU MFA Qiana Towns, now an Assistant Professor in English and Communications at Michigan’s Davenport University, recently shared her good news:

[H]er poem “Social Regard”  [was] selected for the 2014 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize. The prize was established by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet of the same name and is presented to an individual in recognition of excellent writing. Towns’s poem was presented at the 2014  Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature conference, and she will receive her award at the May 2015 conference. She will be honored along with Philip Levine who is a Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Her poem will also appear in the 2014 issue of MidAmerica, a peer-reviewed annual journal.

You can read another of Qiana’s poems, “Big Blank Page for Marine Life” here. Congratulations Qiana, from everyone here in Bowling Green!

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