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  • The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. 

    This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College.  This includes non-English majors.  The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. The winning poems are forwarded to the Academy of American Poets for publication consideration in their national anthology.

  • The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition.  This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  The judge will be an off-campus fiction writer.  The winning fiction writer is awarded a cash prize of $100.
  • The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition. Many of America’s leading fiction writers won their first recognition through on-campus prizes.

     
    This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  The judge will be an off-campus fiction writer.  The winning fiction writer is awarded a cash prize of $75 and acknowledgement in the Wordsworth English Department newsletter.

  • The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. Many of America’s most esteemed poets won their first recognition through an Academy College Prize, including Mark Doty, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, J.D. McClatchy, Heather McHugh, Gregory Orr, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, and Charles Wright. For more information about the Academy of American Poets visit www.poets.org.

    This contest is open to all students with senior standing who are currently enrolled at Lewis & Clark College. The judge will be an off-campus poet. The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. The winning poems are forwarded to the Academy of American Poets for publication consideration in their national anthology.  Poems can be previously published.
  • The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  This year’s judge will be an off-campus poet.  The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. The winning poems are forwarded to the Academy of American Poets for publication consideration in their national anthology. Poems can be previously published.
  • The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition. Many of America’s leading fiction writers won their first recognition through on-campus prizes.

    This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  The judge will be an off-campus fiction writer.  The winning fiction writer is awarded a cash prize of $100.

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    Ben Waterhouse ’06 has received a select journalism fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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    The English Department would like to welcome Kristin Fujie as an Assistant Professor.
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    Lewis & Clark poet Mary Szybist has been invited to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center for a four-week residency to complete her poetry collection Incarnadine.  Such invitations are among the most sought-after in academia, providing both an inspiring place to work, and an extraordinary group of illustrious and stimulating dinner companions!
  • The English Department congratulates Riley Johnson, this year’s Baum Award recipient. 
  • Lewis & Clark students are invited to submit a short piece (maximum of five pages) to the 3rd Annual Lewis & Clark College Fiction Writing Prize. Entry deadline is Friday, April 8, 2011, 3pm. Entries can be turned in to the box marked – FICTION PRIZE – in the central administrative offices of the English Department, on 4th Floor Miller. Please see Debbie Richman or Pauls Toutonghi with any questions.
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    A major text published by two Lewis & Clark literary scholars has been named to NPR’s list of The Year’s Best Outsider Fiction.
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    Adam Bradley B.A. ’96 sparked dialogue around the country with his groundbreaking publication, The Anthology of Rap.
  • The Department of English would like to congratulate several of its students for acceptance into distinguished creative writing seminars.
  • Junior English majors Sarah Osborne and Riley Johnson were both recipients of the 2010 Dixon Award.  Each student will receive a $2,500 grant to conduct research associated with their English studies.  Both students will be studying materials at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the British Library.  Applications for the 2011 Dixon Award will be available in November.
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    On Monday, February 15, Jerry Harp, poet and visiting assistant professor of English, will engage students, faculty, and staff in a rich discussion about Ralph Ellison.
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    Two Lewis & Clark literary scholars are earning major media attention for their role in bringing Ralph Ellison’s long-awaited second novel to life.
  • English Professors Mary Szybist and Jerry Harp share their poetry in an episode of the Australian radio show Poetica. Listen online.
  • On December 12, 2009, ABC National Radio in Australia broadcast recordings of readings by prominent American poets from Portland, Oregon on their program, Poetica.  Professors Mary Szybist and Jerry Harp were amongst the six.
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    Profesor Jerry Harp’s book Constant Motion:  Ongian Hermeneutics and the Shifting of Early Modern Understanding was released November 2009 by Hampton Press.