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Beloved English Professor and Poet Dies

Conrad HillberryTHUMB In a speech he gave in 1987, Professor Emeritus of English Conrad Hilberry said,”When I think of poems that I am especially drawn to, I find they often have a silence, a mystery at the center.” Today Con is that … Continue reading

MLK and “Our Moment”

Danez SmithTHUMB What does the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.–his achievements and his ideas–mean for the present moment, what K students’ might term “our moment?” How should his spirit apply–in imagination, in word, in action–to their now and their future? … Continue reading

Professor Lance, an Honored Writer, Dies at 93

BettyLanceThumb Betty Rita Gómez Lance, professor emeritus of Romance languages and literatures, died on September 18, 2016. She was 93. Her career at Kalamazoo College spanned 27 years (1961-1988). Before coming to K she taught at Washington University in St. Louis … Continue reading

K Professor Receives Lucasse Fellowship

DiSeussArticle Kalamazoo College announced today that Writer in Residence and Assistant Professor of English Diane Seuss ’78 will receive the 2017 Florence J. Lucasse Fellowship for Excellence in Scholarship. It is the highest award bestowed by the Kalamazoo College faculty, and … Continue reading

Blind Date

iSeussArticle DI SEUSS NAMED one of two finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry! A first in the history of Kalamazoo College to have one of her own so honored. Di is an alumna (class of 1978) and Di is … Continue reading

The (Busy) Life of a Writer

euss_diane_2013 The New Yorker magazine has accepted for publication a poem by Kalamazoo College Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss ’78. The poem is expected to appear in the fall. Many other good things happening relative to Di’s writing. Her third book of poems, … Continue reading

Dense, Disconcerting Bite

euss_diane_2013 That I could have written it shorter had I only more time has been attributed to great writers from Montaigne to Mark Twain. Those multiple attributions may be the best testament to the statement’s truth. It is hard to write … Continue reading

Like Lit? Come to K …

Con Hilberry, dean of Kalamazoo area poets, during a recent reading and celebration o fhis latest collection of poetry in the College''s Olmsted Room. Photo by Ly Nguyen … would be the advice of an article by Anna Clark titled “Kalamazoo quietly emerging as a literary hot spot” that appeared in the Detroit Free Press and Lansing State Journal. Of course, K stands for Kalamazoo (the city) but … Continue reading

Classmates’ Creativity

Two junior writers are getting their creative work published widely. Kate Belew ’15 published three poems (“Marrow,” “Leaning Tower of Lady Liberty,” and “God Tree”) in the Fall 2013 issue of Minetta Review. Journey was the theme of that issue. … Continue reading

FREE BEER Among the BEST

euss_diane_2013 Writer in Residence Di Seuss’s poem “Free Beer,” originally published in the Missouri Review, was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Best American Poetry anthology, which is due out in September of this year. When the poem appeared in Missouri … Continue reading