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David Coogan’s Prison Writers Video

Department of English faculty member David Coogan has created a video essay on YouTube that’s based on the prison-writing op-ed piece he wrote for the Richmond Times-Dispatch last year. Also see cityprisonwriters.com/ for more on Coogan’s work.

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Victorians Institute Journal – Call for Papers

The VIJ welcomes submissions for a special section titled “Victorian Scotland” to be published in Volume 37 (2009). We are happy to consider essays, edited texts, reviews, and other material related to the experience of Scotland during the reign of Queen Victoria. While essays relating to authors and figures long represented in the canon of…

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Blackbird volume 8, number 1

Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts has published its spring issue with more than forty contributors. Blackbird vol 8, no 1 features work by Taylor Thu Hien Ngo, Anna Journey, Thomas Cooper, Kara Candito, Nicky Beer, Claudia Emerson, and Jean Valentine. Find these writers (and a redesigned splash page) at blackbird.vcu.edu where…

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Katie Ford Awarded Larry Levis Reading Prize

Katie Ford’s Colosseum, from Graywolf Press, has been chosen as this year’s winner of the Larry Levis reading prize. Runners up for the prize were Jake Adam York’s A Murmuration of Starlings and Craig Arnold’s Made Flesh.

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