English Department

"The Laurel Review" has just published two poems by Oliver de la Paz, an associate professor of English at Western Washington University: “Labyrinth 87” and “Labyrinth 88.”

Senior instructor Nancy Pagh has had quite a few new poems published. “Trails” and “Fingertips” appear in Pif Magazine. “Tides” and “Cuttings” have been published in Canadian Literature. “Oars” appears in Valparaiso Poetry Review, and “Tents” and “Eels” have been published in RHINO 2014.

Four of Kami Westhoff’s poems -- “Offerings,” “Rumination,” “Conjugal” and “Stitches” -- have just been published in Prism Review.

Westhoff is a senior instructor in the WWU English Department.

“The Ariadne Connection,” by Sara Stamey, $17.95 paperback, $5.99 ebook. A deadly plague and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world’s precarious balance. Can a mysterious healer save everyone and reset the world’s compass? Stamey teaches creative writing at WWU.

Kaitlyn Teer, managing editor of Bellingham Review, the literary journal produced by Western Washington University’s MFA program, recently announced the publication of Issue 70, which includes the winners of its annual literary contests. To celebrate, the Review and Honey Moon, 1053 N. State St…

Several Western Washington University faculty members will gather May 19 to talk about their recent studies on writing at Western and the implications for teaching and learning.

The event takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in the Learning Commons, Wilson Library 270.

Sara Stamey, who returned to her Bellingham roots after years of wanderlust teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking around Greece, New Zealand and South America; and owning a farm in southern Chile, shares her new book, “The Ariadne Connection,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Village Books…

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee's latest story, "With Sparrow,"  has appeared in "New South." Guess is a professor of English at Western Washington University. Magee is an associate professor of English at Western.

Western Washington University English professor Kristin Denham has published two new articles. "Examining Linguistics in the Language Strand of the Common Core State Standards" appeared in "Language and Linguistics," and "Language Study as Inquiry: Rediscovering Parts of…

Ella Rhoads Higginson, one of the first prominent literary authors from the Northwest, has been largely forgotten as a key American writer.

Higginson, who lived much of her adult life in Bellingham, was celebrated for her award-winning fiction, her lyric poetry, which was set to music and…

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