Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A New Novel by Patrick Horrigan -- POST UPDATED 25 MARCH 2015

We are pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new novel, Portraits at an Exhibition (Lethe Press, May 2015), by Patrick Horrigan (Professor of English).

The hero of the novel is a 21st-century Dorian Gray, an alienated young man searching for his life's purpose through a gallery of portraits at an exhibition.  Afraid he may have contracted HIV the night before and only beginning to fathom the possible consequences, Robin threads his way through the rooms of an art exhibition, studying portraits of people from faraway places and times, looking for clues in the lives of others to the mystery of his own discontent.  In the gallery, he bumps into a flesh-and-blood stranger with whom he feels an uncanny rapport.  Their meeting could change his life, but first he will have to confront a disturbing truth about himself.

Portraits at an Exhibition won the 2010 Dana Award in the Novel.  


Pre-order from Amazon.

The official launch party happens Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:00 PM, at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, in Manhattan.  All are welcome.

UPDATE: 25 MARCH 2015

Professor Horrigan will be reading from his novel on the following dates this spring:

Friday, April 3, 7PM. The Gloria Maddox Theater, T. Schreiber Studios, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl., betw. 6th and 7th Ave. (part of Cool Stories, a program of readings and performance hosted by Reggie Street)

Saturday, April 18, 3PM. Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 W. 57th St., betw. 9th and 10th Ave. (part of the 7th Annual Rainbow Book Fair)

Saturday, May 2, 7PM. Teatro Circulo, 64 E. 4th St., 3rd fl., betw. Bowery and 2nd Ave. (part of Actors with Accents, an evening of performance hosted by Eduardo Leanez and Patrick Horrigan)

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Reading By Lewis Warsh & Others

Professor Lewis Warsh (English Department) will read from his work at a group reading at the closing of Yevgeniya Baras's exhibition Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 
2PM
208 Forsyth St. NYC

917 861 7312.

Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including Alien Abudction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology (Granary Books, 2001) and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany and Long Island University (Brooklyn), where he was director of the MFA program in creative writing from 2007-2013 and where he currently teaches. 

Monica McClure ’s debut poetry collection, Tender Data, will be published by Birds, LLC in spring 2015. She is the author of the chapbooks, Mood Swing, from Snacks Press and Mala, published by Poor Claudia.

Alexander Nemser ’s book The Sacrifice of Abraham, published by Bookieman with support from Asylum Arts, was named by The Jewish Daily Forward among “The Best Jewish Poetry of 2014.” His one-man show, “Moshe Feldstein, Icon of Self-Realization,” premiered in the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. He recently wrote, directed, and performed in a staged reading of “Peepshow,” a new play for five actors, at the Bowery Poetry Club.


Jeremy Sigler (b. 1968) is the author of numerous books of poetry including To and To (Left Hand books, 1998); Mallet Eyes (Left Hand Books, 2000), Crackpot Poet, (Black Square Editions, 2010); and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (The Kingsboro Press and For The Common Good, 2014).  Sigler co-edited the career retrospective monograph, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place 1958-2010 (Dia Art Foundation and Yale University Press, 2014) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Update From Jonathan Haynes

Professor Jonathan Haynes (English) will be going to the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Montreal March 25th to 29th. He will speak on a roundtable, "From Satellite to Center: Redressing the Marginalization of African Media Studies," and will be the respondent on a panel called "Nollywood Now: An African Industry in Transition."

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Faculty Mentors for English Majors (undergrad)


Prior to registration each semester, every undergraduate English major should meet with Wayne Berninger, the Department’s Undergraduate Advisor. Mr. Berninger uses an app called Setster for appointment booking. Setster allows you to book your own appointment without having to play phone tag or send a bunch of e-mails. To use this free service to book your own appointment, click here. Here is a video that will show you how to use Setster.


Mr. Berninger uses an app called Remind, which makes it possible to send a single text message that goes to the whole group. To sign up for this free service, go here. The widget below shows the most recent text messages that have gone out.








For guidance with everything other than registration, please meet with your Faculty Mentor at least once per semester. 

Go here for mentors' contact info.


Assignments are as follows.
  • student (concentration) -- mentor
  • Sarai Arroyo (CW) -- John High
  • Jocelyn Baskett (Lit) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • Krista Benitez (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Barrington Boothe (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Stephen Cadavillo (Lit) -- Patrick Horrigan
  • Fanta Camara (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Alexa Carter-Rodriguez (CW) -- John High
  • Melissa Clermont (Lit) -- Donald McCrary
  • Stacy D'Cunha (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Ralph Dorsinville (Lit) -- Jonathan Haynes
  • Kathryn Dure  (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Laquesha Ekowo (CW) -- John High
  • Celina Flores (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Alicia Folk (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Candace Harris (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Kristen Heim (Lit) -- Srividhya Swaminathan
  • Joy Jackson (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Joann Jeannot (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Donte'Sha Jones (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Leatrice Jones (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Yu June Lee (WR) -- Michael Bokor
  • Madison Lukosius (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Nichia McFarlane (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Keila Matthews (Lit) -- Louis Parascandola
  • Jessica Montrose (Lit) -- Sealy Gilles
  • Rose Nash (Lit) -- Michael Bennett
  • Warline Norzeus (Lit) -- Carol Allen
  • Jessica Persaud (CW) -- John High
  • Brittany Rader  (WR) -- John Killoran
  • Rebecca Rimple (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Roksolana Sheverack (Lit) -- Leah Dilworth
  • Mahima Singh (Lit) -- Bernard Schweizer
  • Tashawana Smith (WR) -- Patricia Stephens
  • Miguel Sosa (WR) -- Donald McCrary
  • Brandi Sutherland (CW) -- Lewis Warsh
  • Remson Younge (WR) -- Deborah Mutnick

Professional & Personal Development Academy Workshop With Professor Melissa Antinori (English): Managing Your Web Presence


Monday, March 16, 2015

A New Collection of Poems From Lewis Warsh

We are pleased to congratulate Professor Lewis Warsh (English) on the publication of his new collection of poems, Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse).

We received the following message from Daniel Owen, 
Presse Manager/Editor at Ugly Duckling (and alumnus of the LIU Brooklyn Creative Writing MFA program):

"Alien Abduction is Warsh’s first full-length collection of poems since Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). Here, he extends his exploration of the way fragments of thought and feeling and experience come together to form the illusion of a solid object that can explode into a million pieces at any moment. The whole is never the sum of its parts. A kind of doomsday hopelessness both invigorates and subdues all questions of what it means to be a living and breathing human. These poems are personal, direct, and elusive at the same time. With a cover by Max Warsh, printed letterpress at UDP on a Heidelberg Windmill."


Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He is co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology (Granary Books, 2001) and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council of the Arts, The Poet’s Foundation and The Fund for Poetry. Mimeo Mimeo #7 (2012) was devoted to his poetry, fiction and collages, and to a bibliography of his work as a writer and publisher. He has taught at Naropa University, The Poetry Project, SUNY Albany and Long Island University (Brooklyn), where he was director of the MFA program in creative writing from 2007-2013 and where he currently teaches. He lives in Manhattan and in Western Massachusetts.


Creative Writing MFA Program Panel Discussion: The Current State of Literary Publishing


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A New Book By Maria McGarrity


Congratulations to  Professor Maria McGarrity (English) on the upcoming publication of Allusions in Omeros: Notes and a Guide to Derek Walcott's Masterpiece (University Press of Florida, June 2015).


The book is available for pre-order at the publisher's website

Through 24 April 2015, get the book at a 60% discount by using the special discount code ACIS15 at checkout!