At the annual meeting of the Dante Society of America this past weekend (May 17), Distinguished Teaching Professor Ron Herzman participated in a panel titled “Dante in the Classroom and the Community.” He was joined on the panel by Terry Quinn, Barbara Rosenblitt, and William Stephany. The panelists discussed how they’ve used Dante in their teaching and in presentations to non-academic audiences.
SUNY Geneseo’s Department of English recognized the winners of the Genesee Valley Peace Poetry Contest on Mother’s Day, May 11, at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium on campus. Prof. Rob Doggett organizes the yearly contest for kindergarten through 8th grade students from 19 area school districts in the Genesee Valley.
This year, the department received more than 1,200 poems from which 80 winners were selected.
You can watch video of the awards ceremony, at which the winners read their poems, here.
Three poems by rising senior English major Amy Bishop (Creative Writing) will appear in the upcoming issue of the Susquehanna Review, an annual international undergraduate journal run by students at Susquehanna University that features work in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art.
The three poems are “Envisaging Hot Springs During the Winter Solstice”; “[Winter punctures my sore spots]”; and “Inheriting Grandmother’s Wedding Plates.”
The current issue of the review contains a poem by SUNY Geneseo creative writing track alum Dan O’Brien.