Archive for the ‘English Department Events’ Category


Louise Gluck Reading

February 3, 2011

Prize winning author Louise Gluck will be reading at UNM’s Domenici Auditorium (north campus):

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm


Gluck is considered by many to be one of  America’s most talented poets.  Just a few of her accomplishments:

  • Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
  • PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Bollingen Prize
  • Lannan Literary Award for Poetry
  • Sara Teasdale Memorial Prize
  • MIT Anniversary Medal
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • Wallace Stevens Award

Read more about Louise Gluck over at the Poetry Foundation

With creds like that…  and a host of published books of poetry, this should be a stellar reading.


Upcoming Literary Events

January 28, 2011

Thought I’d share my Google Calendar with you….  but discovered I can’t embed javascript in here.

Anyway, here’s the link:

Also, I set up a PAGE on this very site


Visiting Poet: Andrew Zawacki

March 29, 2010
--Jennifer Simpson

OK, I’ll admit it:  I didn’t know Andrew Zawacki from Adam (disclaimer: I’m not a poet) before Friday evening when he gave a reading to small but most appreciative gathering of literature lovers at UNM.

Zawacki’s poetry is linguistically playful and sophisticated, and a joy to listen to.  If you missed the event, here’s a video from a reading he gave at the University of Richmond:


Job Talk

April 16, 2009

Monday, April 20th from 2-3:30pm in the department lounge will be the last of the EGSA lecture series this semester. Candice Welhausen, Cynthia Murillo, Robin Runia, and Jana Giles will talk about their recent experiences with the job market and the hiring process.
Refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for
EGSA’s graduation reception on Friday, May 15th from 6pm-9pm at the
Hibben Center!


UNM Poets and Writers Series Presents: Blas Falconer

March 30, 2009

Blas Falconer will be reading Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 pm in the Student Union Building – Luminaria Room

Blas Falconer is the author of A Question of Gravity and Light (University of Arizona Press) and the chapbook, The Perfect Hour (Pleasure Boat Studio). He is currently an assistant professor in Languages and Literature at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he also serves as the poetry editor of Zone 3. Falconer won the New Delta Review Eyster Prize for Poetry in 2000 and was a semifinalist for The Nation Poetry Prize in 1998, 2002, and 2003.


Michael Datcher coming May 9th!

March 23, 2009

michael-datcher-web2Michael Datcher is the author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times Bestseller RAISING FENCES — a TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB Book of the Month pick. The film rights were optioned by actor Will Smith’s Overbrook Productions, who hired Datcher to write the screenplay.

He is co-editor of TOUGH LOVE: The Life and Death of Tupac Shakur. Datcher’s latest play SILENCE was commissioned by and premiered at the Getty Museum. He has appeared on both news programs’ Nightline and Dateline as an analyst and is a frequent commentator on BBC Radio. He is co-host of the weekly public affairs news magazine BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE on 90.7 FM KPFK.

Datcher’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, LA Times, Baltimore Sun, The Source, Ladies Home Journal, Vibe among many other publications. He has curated and/or presented his work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hammer Museum and other art institutions. Datcher is the former Director of Literary Programs at the World Stage Writer’s Workshop in Leimert Park. He now sits on their board of directors. Datcher has also served on the boards of PEN USA and Beyond Baroque Literary Center. He is Editor of THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FACT: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction. Datcher is a professor of English at Loyola Marymount University.

AND HE’LL BE HERE FOR 516 Words MAY 9th!!!

The event is sponsored by 516 Arts, UNM Creative Writing, and the Outpost Performance Space.

Watch for fliers, and more details to come…


3/25/09 Spring 2009 Civil Rights Colloquium

March 12, 2009

University of New Mexico Spring 2009 Civil Rights Colloquium: “Significant Voices: Women on Equal Rights and Sexual Justice”

The Significant Voices Colloquium will foreground voices from the Native American, Asian, African American, Latina, and GBLT communities. Our keynote speakers will include visiting scholars Sarah Cortez (keynote address: “Latinas Write Their Lives”) and Elizabeth Archuleta (“Our Stories Are Our Theories: Kinship Relations and Indigenous Women’s Intellectual Traditions”). UNM scholars and writers, Sonia Rankin Gipson (“Creating a Place of Our Own: Black Women and the Women’s Civil Rights Movement”) and Marissa Clark (““Lesbian Voices: Speaking a World of Women’s Words”) will be featured.

Colloquium takes place Wednesday-Friday, March 25th-27th (See for panel times and locations.)