In October of 2021, Veronica Schorr ’19 (CLAS) published her first poetry chapbook, Conscious Blue. In an interview with the Department, she discusses what the publication means to her, how it came to fruition, and how college helped her get there.
An alum of the English literature program, Oberman’s poem The Win is Loud was a featured poem in the New Yorker in June 2021.
The UConn English graduate spoke to UConn about his career path and his new position as the Manager of Membership and Culture for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
As an undergraduate English major, Oshinskie started her own podcast, “Professors are People Too.” She now works with Connecticut Public Radio and Report for America as a reporter for the Naugatuck River Valley region.
by Alex Mika ’21 (CLAS) Long before she began working on her Honors thesis—a middle grade fiction novel—and even before she began reading middle grade fiction, Kate Luongo ’21 (CLAS) knew she wanted to be a writer. Now, as she prepares to don her cap and gown, Luongo looks back on completing her degree in […]
Writing her latest novel “Dear Ann,” Mason says she thought often about UConn, about the beauty of campus in the fall and about meeting her husband near Diana’s Pool.
by Alexander Mika, ’21 (CLAS) When she was first hired by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Gina Barreca in spring 2019, then-first-year student Nicole Catarino ’22 (CLAS) had no idea that she would soon help work on a book, let alone be featured in it. Fast Funny Women, an anthology of seventy-five flash nonfiction pieces […]
UConn English and Journalism alumni Crystal Maldonado ’10 (CLAS), was featured by Lakshmi Gandhi of NBC News for their Culture Matters series. The article, published on February 2nd of this year, focuses on Maldonado’s debut novel released on that date, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. It includes inspiration for the novel through her experiences and the […]
PER PRESS RELEASE BY PETER CONSTANTINE, DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM IN LITERARY TRANSLATION, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT – The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that Brian Sneeden will receive a Literature Translation Fellowship of $12,500 to translate Chimera, a collection of poetry by Phoebe Giannisi, into English. Sneeden is one of 24 Literature Translation […]
Kerry Carnahan (PhD ’21) has been featured in the Academy of American Poets’ website in their poem-a-day section. Kerry’s poem, [My ancestors are empty words], was featured as the poem of the day for 18 October, 2020. The feature can be found here.