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Introducing the Editors

Sarah Richman '16

As the new year unfurls, so does our work here at The Words. In this first issue, it is my pleasure to introduce the people behind the publication...READ MORE
Alexie, Hershon Joke and Jive with a Full House

Josh Weiner '16

On October 5th, Macalester welcomed award-winning poets Sherman Alexie and Robert Hershon for a reading in Kagin’s Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Alexie is the author of many poetry collections, including the bestselling work The Business of Fancydancing, as well as an accomplished novelist, essayist, editor, and screenwriter...READ MORE
Account of Alum Life: Danny Ross in Bodega Magazine

Molly Sowash '16

Young writers dream of having their work published in a literary magazine, chapbook or journal. Especially after college when grads begin to test out the waters of their field, acceptance from a professional literary platform is a huge affirmation...READ MORE
Crafts of Writing: Poetry Field Trip

Kevin Xiong '16

During the car ride to Wisconsin, I ate a couple of Professor Ping’s tea eggs and put on headphones. Chi Le ‘17 and I sat in the back of the Honda CRV, while Richard Shmikler ‘17 sat in the driver’s seat, talking to Ping about Allen Ginsberg...READ MORE
Word Play
Kevin Xiong '16

In this issue of Wordplay, Chi Le '17 shares a poem about Ping's Crafts of Writing: Poetry field trip. Chi Le is a Creative Writing major from Hanoi, Vietnam...
Real Talk: New Faces in the Department

Aparna Mazumdar '16

This academic year, there are many new faces around the department. The Words checks in with some of our new professors to find out more about their pasts, presents and futures...WATCH HERE

Marlon James Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Professor Marlon James's recent novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is one of six books on the shortlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 13th.
English Department Events
Save the Date!
English Department Halloween Party

Join us for spooky snacks and dangerous desserts! We will be celebrating our annual

Halloween Party on the last treat night of the month. Literary
costumes are highly encouraged.

Wednesday October 28, 4:30-6:30 pm in the department


Newsletter Staff
Senior Editor
   Molly Sowash '16
Associate Editors
   Aparna Mazumdar '16
   Josh Weiner '16
   Kevin Kiong '16
   Sarah Richman '16
Radio Show Supervisor 
   Amanda Zimmerman '16
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