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APSU creative writing professor Barry Kitterman’s “30 Poets, 30 Poems” celebrates the people, places of Clarksville

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Poetry and place are the oldest of friends,” said Barry Kitterman, Austin Peay State University (APSU) creative writing professor and author of Stories from San Joaquin and The Baker’s Boy, in his effusive introduction to his 30 Poets, 30 Poems Clarksville anthology.

This collection is a love letter to all things Clarksville: the people, the places and the memorialization of this marriage through art.

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APSU professor Andrea Spofford connects with pandemic-distanced friends by sending original poems on antique postcards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Andrea Spofford had 50 antique postcards, a typewriter and a plan. 

A poet, essayist and Austin Peay State University (APSU) associate professor of English, Dr. Spofford created her plan in mid-March, around the time most states shut down in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

Spofford typed original poems on 50 antique postcards and mailed them to friends. (APSU)

Spofford typed original poems on 50 antique postcards and mailed them to friends. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University College of Arts launches ‘We Can’t Make It Without the Arts’ YouTube series

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) College of Arts and Letters on Monday launched a new YouTube series in an effort to share solace through “the power, depth of reflection and context only available from the arts.” 

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LGBTQ-inclusive novelist Bill Konigsberg to speak at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Award-winning young adult author Bill Konigsberg will visit Austin Peay State University (APSU) in April to read from his work and to work with students.

“A Young Adult Reading with Bill Konigsberg” is scheduled for 8:00pm April 9th at the APSU Morgan University Center in Rooms 303 and 305. Konigsberg will read from his work and take questions.

Bill Konigsberg greets youngsters at a recent ALAN award ceremony. (Courtesy: Bill Konigsberg)

Bill Konigsberg greets youngsters at a recent ALAN award ceremony. (Courtesy: Bill Konigsberg)

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APSU Asanbe Diversity Symposium keynote lecture speaker to be poet, artist & diversity officer Colón

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – During the 2016 Presidential Election, CNN sent reporters to Welch, West Virginia, for a piece on “why America’s white working class feels left behind.” The story painted Appalachia as a homogenous region, populated only by poor, white coal miners and farmers.

But when Puerto Rican poet Ricardo Nazario y Colón traveled through the area’s wooded, rural hills, he noticed something different.

Ricardo Nazario y Colón

Ricardo Nazario y Colón

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Family honors Late APSU professor with Dr. Arthur J. Eaves Memorial Diversity Endowed Scholarship

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) Foundation recently received a gift from Charles Eaves and Elaine Eaves McCormick to create the Dr. Arthur J. Eaves Memorial Diversity Endowed Scholarship in memory of their late brother. The scholarship program is intended to aid a wide variety of APSU students.     

Late Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Arthur J. Eaves. (APSU)

Late Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Arthur J. Eaves. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University student Sara Alexander receives exchange scholarship to German university

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Sara Alexander, an Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate student recently received an award to attend one of the oldest and most highly ranked universities in Europe this summer.

Alexander, who is finishing up a master’s in history and a master’s in teaching, will attend Germany’s Heidelberg University in August.

Austin Peay State University student Sara Alexander

Austin Peay State University student Sara Alexander

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Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo awarded Fulbright Scholar grant

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For the second time in four years, the U.S. Department of State has picked an Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor for its Fulbright Scholar Program.

By winning the award, French and Francophone studies associate professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo will spend the 2019-20 academic year teaching and conducting research in the West African country Burkina Faso.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Christophe Konkobo. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to have award-winning novelist/essayist David Bradley speak at APSU Asanbe Diversity Symposium

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last time David Bradley, a PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist, visited Austin Peay State University (APSU), during the 2000-01 academic year, he helped initiate important conversations across campus through his class, “Civil Rights and Literature,” and his public lecture, “The Function of Lynching in Contemporary America: To Make Them Stand in Fear.”

David Bradley to speak at APSU Asanbe Diversity Symposium

David Bradley to speak at APSU Asanbe Diversity Symposium

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APSU College of Arts and Letters awards student, faculty research grants

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Using about $20,000 in one-time money in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) College of Arts and Letters budget, Interim Dean Barry Jones created several 2018-19 research grants for faculty and students. 

Austin Peay State University Students, Faculty receive grants from APSU College of Arts and Letters.

Austin Peay State University Students, Faculty receive grants from APSU College of Arts and Letters.

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