Category Archives: Saint Rose

Send Your Work to Pine Hills Review!

EPSON MFP imageWe’ve started up a new online literary journal at The College of Saint Rose, where I’ve taught for some time. It’s sprung out of our new MFA in creative writing program and will involve MA English literature as well as undergrad English majors as well. This is the first time I’ve ever been the editor of a college-affiliated magazine. Painted Bride Quarterly, when I started editing journals more than 20 years ago, was still an indie homespun thing, with only a mail slot at The Painted Bride Arts Center to give it any kind of institutional umph. Other than that it was mailbags in people’s apartments across the Philly area. Then La Petite Zine, which was a Web Del Sol-owned thing, and then McSweeney’s Sestinas and Unpleasant Event Schedule. I’ve been on a journal-editing hiatus for a couple years now, and I’m glad to be back and with a group of editors, rather than just me and a laptop.

Pine Hills Review is an online journal that will publish work on a weekly basis, once we’re up and running. I love recently closed Linebreak and Booth, among many places, that feature one small issue at a time. In many ways it’s more honest than having issue collections, and it allows more attention on one thing.

All of this is to say: if you’re a writer, send your work.

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Excerpt from Ulric Neisser, “Five Kinds of Self-knowledge.”

Neisser, Ulric. “The Five Kinds of Self-Knowledge.” Philosophical Psychology 1.1 (1988): 35-59.

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Diagram from R.M. Deutsch, "Poetry or Prose?"

From R.H. Deutsch. “Poetry or Prose?” College Composition and Communication. (15) 1, Composition as Art (Feb 1964), 38-40.

Suitable for framing, if you ask me.

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Just up on The Rumpus: An Equinox Oral History with Alfredo R.

Really excited about this: the first of our Equinox Oral Histories is up on The Rumpus. Check out Lisa Ashworth’s very affecting interview with Alfredo R here.

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Just up on The Rumpus: "My First Kiss: An Oral History."

“My First Kiss: An Oral History,” a group project by students in my English 251: Interviews and Oral History, is just up on The Rumpus. With way cool original accompanying art, right.

Check it out here.

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Just up on The L Magazine: “Seven Long Days in Skinny Jeans.”

nester_skinny_jeansCheck out the full text link of the story here. For those of you who weren’t treated to seeing me wearing these skinny jeans puppies in the flesh, here’s some photos taken by my friend and colleague at The College of Saint Rose, Rob O’Neill, during the Frisbee toss segment of the story.

This was originally slated to run on The Daily Beast, but it didn’t fit in during the Summer of Celebrity Deaths.  My guess it was passed on when I turned in a piece that was less a straight-on Styles section piece, but bit darker than I expected, what with me talking about how fricking fat I felt wearing them. Like it’s the jeans’ fault and not my thyroid’s or whatever. Whatever. I wore skinny jeans in the East Village and felt like a smacked ass. That’s art, people.

So L Magazine picked it up, and that makes me very happy.  I answered one of their Online Questionnaire for Writer Types, which should run in the coming weeks.

My friend who accompanied me, Deep Image Poet Christopher Connelly, said I didn’t look half bad wearing them. Maybe that’s because he’s still the effete New Yorker, and I am now a wahoo suburbanite.

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Just out in Library Journal.

Steve Black, my colleague at the Hellman Library at The College of Saint Rose, writes a column called “the magazine rack” in Library Journal.

This time around, he was assigned to write about literary journals, and invited me along for the ride. Our angle focuses on those journals who have made it past the debut issue stage and look as if they are in it for the long haul.

Journals we cover: Cave Wall, Bateau, 1913: A Journal of Forms, The Lumberyard, Caketrain, Alimentum, Habitus: A Diaspora Review, H.O.W., Chautauqua, Atlas, and G.U.D.: Greatest Uncommon Denominator.

UPDATE: The article is now online on the Library Journal website.

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