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April 2017
Poet Layli Long Soldier to Read on April 18th 

Zeena Fuleihan '18 

The English Department is ecstatic to welcome poet Layli Long Soldier to our campus on April 18th. Long Soldier, an Oglala Lakota poet, writer, and artist, currently teaches English at Diné College in Arizona and has been a contributing editor at Drunken Boat. Her poetry boasts many awards...READ MORE

2017 Honors Projects

Alex Harrington '19

This year the English department has a record number of Honors Projects. An astounding nine majors have taken the plunge, creating projects of massive scope. The Honors Program is an alternative way to fulfill the capstone requirement, affording senior English majors the opportunity to undertake “independent work over the course of a year, culminating...READ MORE
Ava Bindas '17 

Xander Gershberg ‘17 is a Creative Writing major and Hispanic Studies minor from Fairfield, CT. He wrote these poems in workshops sophomore and junior year and revised them especially for The Words....READ MORE

Popcorn, Pop Culture, Pop-Up Talks

Julia Joy '20

Pop Talks give attendees time to partake in weekly Treat Night before getting a seat to inhale some popped corn and popular culture discussions hosted by the English Department every other Wednesday at 5:00pm. A different English faculty member leads each discussion, and the structure is largely organic, grounded by bowls of popcorn...READ MORE

Macalester's Slam Poetry Team, MacSlams, Takes on CUPSI

Liz Hallgren '17

This month, Macalester’s slam poetry team, MacSlams, will attend the College Union Poetry Slam International (CUPSI) competition, presented by the Association of College Unions International. There are five students on Mac’s team, Zoe Berkovitz, Kiante Miles, Natalie Kaplan, Susana Cardenas-Soto, and E.J. Schoenborn, and two excellent coaches, Ollie Schminkey and Yashin Quirk. With two declared English majors on the team...READ MORE

Save the date!
The English End of Year Celebration is on Monday, May 1st, from 5:30-7:00pm in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom. The English event you won't want to miss!
Congratulations to Leon Swerdel-Rich '18, Evan Greenstein '19, Beenish Riaz '17, Honor Murphy '19, Roan O'Neill '19 for their participation in the ACTC English Majors Conference at Augsburg on March 31st, led by Amy Elkins. 
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   Ava Bindas '17
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   Zeena Fuleihan '18
   Liz Hallgren '17 
   Hank Hietala '17

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