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students in the chapel   “Everyone Has a STEAK in It: Implications of How We Eat at K” was the theme of Winter Quarter 2013 Week One (Jan. 11) Community Reflection in Stetson Chapel. Sponsored by the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service-Learning, […]

K Writer-in-Residence Publishes Multiple Works

Writer In Residence Diane Seuss has been hard at work, and the result is a prolific fall and winter. Her poem “Either everything is sexual or nothing is, take this flock of poppies,” appears in the 2013 edition of the […]

K Graduate Wins Poetry Contest

Genevieve Leet ’11 is the winner of the poetry category in the 3rd Annual Contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Her poem set was titled “[when I died they found a nest of snakes in my intestines, their backs]” […]

Kalamazoo College Professor Earns National Writing Award

Visiting Professor of English Rachel Swearingen, Ph.D., has received a 2012 Rona Jaffe Award, the prestigious writing award given annually by the Rona Jaffe Foundation to six women “who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their career.” It’s the only […]

K Professor Takes First Place in Literature Competition

Kalamazoo College Writer in Residence Diane Seuss is the first-prize winner in Mid-American Review’s 2012 Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts, and Anything in Between! Judge Amelia Gray selected Seuss’s piece “I emptied my little wishing well of its […]

English Professor’s Witch Piece Accepted–Story or Fable?

Gail Griffin, English, writes, “I guess I’m a fiction writer now.” Her piece, “Four or Five Witches,” will be published in the October 1 issue of Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism. The October issue will be the second […]

Vic Braden Writes “If I’m Only 22, How Come I’m 82?”

Vic Braden ’51 has written his eighth book, If I’m Only 22, How Come I’m 82. He says at his age, it’s likely to be his last book, but reviewer Jack Neworth ( hopes that will not be the case. Read the […]

Smokin’ Poets

Thanks, in part, to Kim Grabowski ’12, the Spring issue of the on-line magazine, The Smoking Poet, features a strong K connection. Grabowski was an intern at the magazine and helped compile an issue that features the work of Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss ’78 as […]

“The Cauldron” Unveiled

By Elaine Ezekiel ’13 “Sight and Voice Revealed: Unveiling the Cauldron,” was the theme of the Week 6 (May 4) Community Reflection in Stetson Chapel. With support from the Student Activities Fee, each member of the audience received a free copy of the […]

Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss Receives Accolades for Outstanding Poetry

Kalamazoo College’s Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss ’78 continues to receive accolades for her outstanding work in the world of poetry. A sample of a few recent honors follow–honors that help put Kalamazoo College, on Di’s coattails, on the literary map! First, she will […]