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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 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.
For Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi, his grandfather’s journey from Aleppo, Syria to the United States in the mid-twentieth century provides powerful inspiration. Toutonghi tells his grandfather’s story in The New Yorker in a just-published essay, “Leaving Aleppo.”
Two of just 37 poets selected from among 1,800 applicants, poets Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Nick Lantz BA ’03 are recipients of 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. One of Van Landingham’s poems was printed in the Jan. 16 issue of The New Yorker.
Lyell Asher’s essay, “Your Students Crave Moral Simplicity. Resist” appears in the Chronicle of Higher Education and The American ScholarA version of Lyell Asher’s article entitled, “Your Students Crave Moral Simplicity. Resist” appeared in theof the Chronicle of Higher Education. This essay originally appeared in The American Scholar.
For Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi, summer break meant a three-month national tour for his newly released narrative nonfiction book, Dog Gone. Now he’s back in the classroom, teaching creative writing and encouraging his students to mine their own lives for stories.
Associate Professor of English, Rachel Cole, has been selected to participate in an interdisciplinary seminar on slave narratives.
Funding the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.”
As the recipient of a prestigious fellowship at the International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, Dr. Pauls Toutonghi will spend four weeks in residency, working on his next book, The Lost Ocean.
Dr. Rishona Zimring received a Newberry Library Short Term Fellowship for Summer 2015.
Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, is the winner of the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry with her latest collection, Incarnadine. Szybist is the second National Book Award poetry winner from Lewis & Clark, joining William Stafford, who won in 1963.