Meaningful Contributions

Moira Egan ’84 Pens New Poetry Collection, Hot Flash Sonnets

Posted July 24, 2013
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Moira Egan ’84 recently published a new collection of poetry, Hot Flash Sonnets, with positive reviews. This is the fifth poetry collection by Egan. Hot Flash Sonnets explores the sultry joys and humorous indignities of becoming a woman of a certain age. The collection has been featured on Poetry Daily and The Signal, and was […]

Poetry of Luz María Umpierre, Ph.D. ’78, Published in a New Anthology

Posted September 16, 2011
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A new anthology of the poetry of Puerto Rican poet, scholar, and human-rights activist Luz María (Luzma) Umpierre-Herrera, Ph.D. ’78, has been published. I’m Still Standing: Treinta años de poesía / Thirty Years of Poetry, edited by by Carmen S. Rivera and Daniel Torres, includes an introductory essay by Torres and a biographical essay by […]

Robert Young, M.S.S. ’57, Publishes Book of Poetry

Posted July 21, 2011
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Robert Young, M.S.S. ’57, is the author of If Not Now, When, a volume of poetry issued in May by Poetica Publishing Company. Young, who also holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, has taught at Bryn Mawr, Penn, Virginia Commonwealth University, Norfolk State, and Old Dominion University. From 1973 […]

Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted March 23, 2010
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Mary Ann Rorison Caws ’54 has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 225-year-old society whose purpose is “to elect to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and to conduct a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the […]

GSAS Alumna Luz Maria Umpierre Honored at DePaul

Posted December 16, 2009
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Poet, scholar and human-rights activist Luzma (Luz Maria) Umpierre, M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, was honored by DePaul University’s John T. Richardson Library at a reception in in November. The event recognized Umpierre’s donation to the library of a collection of her artwork, poetry, photographs and documents chronicling workplace legal struggles, lesbianism and the migrant experience.

Madelon Sprengnether ’60 becomes Regents Professor at UMN

Posted March 13, 2009
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Poet and critic Madelon Sprengnether ’60 has been elected to a Regents Professorship at the University of Minnesota, where she has taught English and creative writing for more than 30 years. The Regents Professorship is, according to the university, “the highest recognition for faculty who have made unique contributions to the quality of the University […]

Shayna Israel ’08 wins Leeway Grant

Posted December 5, 2008

Poet, rapper, and teacher Shayna Israel ’08 has won a $2,500 grant from the Leeway Foundation to support “Saturday Cipher,” a seven-month series of classes in poetry, rap, and performance for Philadelphia-area youth of color. The series will culminate in a music video as well as anthologies in book and audio form.