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David Axelrod, professor of English
News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585
LA GRANDE, Ore. January 25, 2016 – David Axelrod, professor of English at Eastern Oregon University, is the guest for the next colloquium on campus Thursday, Jan. 26.
His presentation, “Tracking the Northern Sorrow Monkey: Notes from a Year-Long Expedition,” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. Light refreshments will be provided and the event will be streamed at livestream.com/eou/colloquium.
Axelrod will read from and discuss in its context some of the creative work he has written and edited during the past year and a half, among these his new book manuscript “The Open Hand” and “Sensational Nightingales: The Collected Poetry of Walter Pavlich,” both of which will be published in 2017.
In addition, he will touch on his translation of “My Wonder” by Else Lasker-Schüler and his newly drafted collection of poetry, “The Northern Sorrow Monkey.”
Axelrod, who has taught at EOU since 1988, is the co-director of EOU’s low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing program and the author of seven previous collections of poems and a collection of creative nonfiction, “Troubled Intimacies.” He won the Spokane Poetry Prize for “The Cartographer’s Melancholy” and was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award. His poems and essays have been widely published and he also edits, with his spouse and colleague, Jodi Varon, “basalt: a journal of fine & literary arts.”
A list of related resources on presentation topics is provided by Pierce Library and available at library.eou.edu/colloquium. EOU’s colloquium series is free and open to the public. For more information call 541-962-3316.
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