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Book launch for “Gifts of Oneself: Art and Writing by James H. Hamby”


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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Vijay Seshadri to read September 28

Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Poet Vijay Seshadri will perform a public reading at Southeast on Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Glenn Auditorium, Dempster Hall. A booksigning will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public, and is funded by the Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Visiting Writers Series and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Vijay Seshadri by Beowulf Sheehan

Vijay Seshadri by Beowulf Sheehan

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Poet Erik Campbell reading September 14

Poet Erik Campbell will be reading Wednesday, September 14 at 7 PM in the University Center Ball Room B as part of the Missouri Arts Council Visiting Writer Series. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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Rules for Lying releasing September 1

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Author Anne Corbitt with her Nilsen Prize-winning novel, Rules for Lying, which releases September 1. Read more about Rules for Lying here.

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New Releases


Gifts of Oneself: Art and Writings by James H. Hamby

By Roxanne Dunn and Robert W. Hamblin (Editors), Compiled by Roy Dawson

James Harold “Jim” Hamby was a football coach at Southeast Missouri State University and a brilliant, very popular professor of philosophy at Southeast from 1968 until his death in 1986 at the age of fifty-five. He studied birds, taught himself the art of watercolors, and gave more than 300 of his beautiful and detailed creations to other faculty and friends.

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Everyone at This Party Has Two Names

By Brad Aaron Modlin

"Full of essential solitudes though simultaneously lit by "a whore's lightbulb against a star sky," the poems in this, Modlin's first, book are remarkable for their candor, for their wit, for their urge toward and into new moods and new modes. . . ."

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Rules for Lying

By Anne Corbitt

After school, custodian Oliver Nix investigates a strange sound coming from the boys' locker room. What he finds rocks this suburban Atlanta community.

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A Meditation On Fire

By Jason Allen

Jason Allen's A Meditation on Fire is a book of survival: survival of addiction, one's family and hometown, erotic and companionate love and the shell casings it leaves behind.

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Featured Author

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Anne Corbitt

Rules for Lying

Anne Corbitt received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Mississippi on the John and Renée Grisham Fellowship. Her work has appeared in One Story, The Greensboro Review, Fifth Wednesday, Fourth River, and others. She teaches at Kennesaw State University. Rules for Lying is Anne’s first novel and the winner of the Nilsen Prize.

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