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New Book of Poems by Clint McCown

Clint McCown’s latest volume of poems, Total Balance Farm, has been published by Press 53. Of the book, poet Kevin Stein writes that “Clint McCown’s meditative locale is a menagerie of hawks and hummingbirds, eagles and turtles, a wife’s idle boot and the brown recluse who’ll find uneasy home in it. Through philosophers Greek and…

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Comba’s Collection of Short Stories

Gretchen Comba’s new collection of short stories, The Stillness of the Picture, has been published by Kore Press.  Comba’s fiction has appeared in a number of journals including Hayden’s Ferry Review and The North American Review. She is the recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Prize for Short Fiction and the Yemassee Award for Exceptional…

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2016 Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards!

The Department of English would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to the following deserving students: Gretchen Gales received the E. Allen Brown English Scholarship.  A senior majoring in both English and History, Gretchen is currently the managing editor of Quail Bell Magazine.  She credits the English major not only with strengthening her writing, which…

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After the Fire…The Fire Still Burns

Former VCU Professor and renown poet Larry Levis is the feature of a new documentary, “A Late Style of Fire.”  VCU MFA alum Michele Poulos is director and producer of “A Late Style of Fire,” which was also co-produced by Professor Greg Donovan. Using funds from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Poulos and Donovan were able…

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Golumbia Article on Marxism and Open Access

An article written by Associate Professor David Golumbia, “Marxism and Open Access in the Humanities: Turning Academic Labor against Itself,” appeared in the academic journal Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor. Golumbia writes, “Like many cyberlibertarian causes OA is roundly celebrated by advocates from across the political spectrum. Yet like many of those causes, OA’s…

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