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“Tracking the Northern Sorrow Monkey”

David Axelrod

David Axelrod, professor of English

Colloquium features new works by English professor

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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