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.
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.
Author Anne Corbitt with her Nilsen Prize-winning novel, Rules for Lying, which releases September 1. Read more about Rules for Lying here.
Congratulations to the winner and finalists for the 2015 Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel.
The Shadows of 1915
Jerry M. Burger, Sunnyvale, CA
E.D. Edwards, Greensboro, NC
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.
"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. . . ."
After school, custodian Oliver Nix investigates a strange sound coming from the boys' locker room. What he finds rocks this suburban Atlanta community.