Congratulations to Alex Albright, whose article “Mose McQuitty’s Band and Minstrel Days, 1899-1937” has been selected for the Stuart Thayer Prize from the Circus Historical Society for the best article published on circus history in 2016. Alex will receive the prize and present a portion of the article at the annual meeting of the Circus Historical Society in July in Washington, DC. Alex’s article was published in Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society, 60.3 : 6-47. Go English!
Congratulations to Margaret Bauer, whose personal essay “Design of Darkness” was just published in the Spring 2017 issue of storySouth.
You can read it online here: http://www.storysouth.com/2017/03/design-of-darkness.html.
storySouth showcases the best fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry that writers from the new south have to offer. Special emphasis is given to finding and promoting the works of promising new writers.
John Hoppenthaler’s poem “Immigrant Song” is reprinted in Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry
John Hoppenthaler’s poem “Immigrant Song” is reprinted in Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry. https://voxpopulisphere.com/2017/01/27/immigrant-song/
Alex Albright has published “Prague Bluegrass Spring” in the October issue of Bluegrass Unlimited (pages 42-45).
Alex Albright has published “Mose McQuitty’s Band and Minstrel Days, 1899-1937,” about early African-American circus musicians in Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society, volume 60, issue 3, pages 6-47.
John Hoppenthaler has won the 2016 Brockman-Campbell Award for the best book of poetry by a North Carolinian in 2015 for his volume Domestic Garden (Carnegie Mellon UP). In this, his third collection of poetry, Hoppenthaler surveils the remnants of an American Dream. What devotion might mean and look like in our time is at the book’s heart. The poems, written in a variety of styles, offer testimony and uncover, row by row, what remains viable in a garden they hope to resurrect.
Congratulations to John Hoppenthaler, whose volume Domestic Garden is on the long list for the Julie Suk Award for the best book of poetry published by an independent or university press in 2015.
ECU Professor Liza Wieland: “Renewal” Blackbird vol. 14 number 2 December 2015