November 26, 2018

How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert

How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert

By Michael Branch. Shambhala / Roost Books (distributed by Penguin Random House), 2018.

This book of humorous creative nonfiction contains 35 essays, each a small story about the wildlife, landscape, and strange human characters in the remote high desert. By turns moving and funny, these essays deeply engage a home landscape, exploring the inspiring beauty and often the downright weirdness of living in a place that is both exhilarating and intimidating. The stories ...

In Memoriam: Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez

by Joni Adamson, Arizona State University

SUSAN BERRY BRILL DE RAMIREZ passed away on Monday, October 30, 2018. She was born on April 25, 1955, in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Dorothy Ann Retallack Brill and Dr. Robert M. Brill.  She attended the University of Wisconsin (BA, English), University of Chicago (MA, English), University of Wisconsin (MBA, Management), and University of New Mexico (PhD, Literary Criticism and Theory).

Those who knew her will fondly remember meeting her at Western Literature (WLA), Association for the ...

“The Desert and the USA”

International transdisciplinary symposium organized by HCTI (EA 4249) November 21-23, 2019 at the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient, South Brittany, France.


The Université Bretagne Sud and the Université Bretagne Occidentale joint research group HCTI (“Héritages et Constructions dans le Texte et l’Image,” EA 4249) in collaboration with the Université Bordeaux-Montaigne and its research group CLIMAS (“Cultures et Littératures du Monde Anglophone,” EA 4196) are pleased to host a three-day international and transdisciplinary symposium on “The Desert and the USA” to ...

When Birds Are Near: A literary anthology about birds and birding

Seeking literary essays for an anthology to be published by Cornell University Press on the pleasures and adventures of birding.

Please send me your essays not longer than 4,000 words (approximately 14 pages double spaced), though all lengths will be considered. Previously published material will be considered.

Editor: Susan Fox Rogers.

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