Barbara Henning: A New Website & An Interview

Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English) has launched a new website.

Professor Henning was also recently interviewed by Deborah Diesen for the "Michigander Monday" series on the blog Jumping the Candlestick

Our Condolences to the Family & Friends of Rosemary Mayer

We are saddened by the news that Rosemary Mayer, an adjunct professor in the English Department at Long Island University from 1988 to 2009, died on Saturday morning, October 18, after a long illness. In recent years, she was a lecturer in the Fine Arts Department at LaGuardia Community College.

Rosemary was born in Ridgewood, Queens and lived in New York for most of her life. She studied classics at St. Joseph’s College and at the University of Iowa and art at the School of Visual Arts and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. She was most well-known for her sculptural work and installations in the 1970s and 1980s as well as her involvement in the feminist art movement. Her translation of the diary of the Italian Mannerist artist Jacopo da Pontormo, which included a catalogue of Mayer’s work, was published in 1979. Her most recent projects involved illustrating the epic stories of Beowulf and Gilgamesh and the history of the women of the Roman Empire. She received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Council on the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She had solo exhibitions at A.I.R Gallery, the Monique Knowlton Gallery, the Pam Adler Gallery, among many others.

She lived for forty years in a loft in Tribeca and most recently in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Please send letters of condolence to Lewis Warsh at

UPDATE 10/23/2014: Link to New York Times obituary.

UPDATE 12/19/2014: Link to SOME reflections in ARTFORUM by Adrian Piper and Bernadette Mayer.

Amazing and accurate line from Adrian Piper: "She remained, as always, quiet, clipped, self-contained and shy, with a surpisingly mordant sense of humor."

Wonderful line from Bernadette Mayer (Rosemary's sister): "She lived for forty years in a loft on Leonard Street in Manhattan, where she had seven desks, each for a different purpose."

Short Stories by Diane Quin

Congratulations to Diane Quin (formerly Diane Macaraeg) on the publication of her new collection of short stories Polite Conversation About the Weather (Second Wind Publishing, 2014)! Diane is an alumna (2006) of the English Department's creative writing program.

News From Patricia Stephens

Patricia Stephens , LIU Brooklyn Writing Center Director, has been elected to a two-year term as At Large Representative on the Board of the  International Writing Centers Association.

Daniel Soto on

Daniel Soto, graduate student in the English Department, will be writing a series of articles for Latino Rebels. The series will address the question of how gentrification affects New York City's underground and cultural production. Read the first entry in the series here.

Performances from ACTORS WITH ACCENTS

Patrick E. Horrigan (Professor, English Department, LIU Brooklyn) and Eduardo Leanez invite you to


Please join us to celebrate another year of ACTORS WITH ACCENTS!  It's a party with performances by Chia-lun Chang (Creative Writing MFA, LIU Brooklyn), Lara Gagrica, Gregory Couba, Pia Haddad, Eduardo Leanez, Rina Mejia, Mirla Pereira, and Wilfred Serrano.  There will be food, drink, and plenty of opportunity to meet and talk with other artists and performers.

Event details:

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7-10 PM (performance to start at 8 PM)
Teatro Circulo @ 64 East 4th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave., 3rd floor; New York, NY 10003
Admission: FREE! (but donations are welcome)

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Workshop with Barbara Henning at Northeast Poetry Center College of Poetry

Barbara Henning (Professor Emerita, English, LIU Brooklyn) will offer the final workshop in the current College of Poetry series on Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 p.m. at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, New York (across from the SLPAC). The program is free and open to all. No preregistration is required.