Tag Archives: Poetry

McKayla Conahan Wins SC Academy of Authors’ Student Prize

Congratulations to Creative Writing minor McKayla Conahan, who won this year’s South Carolina Academy of Authors’ student prize. She is awarded $1000 and is invited to attend a brunch for Fellows and the SCAA Induction Ceremony and Reception in April, at which four prominent South Carolina authors will be welcomed into the Academy: Dorothy Allison, […]
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Literary Events: Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Friday, September 11 @ 7:00 PM: Poetry Readings by Rhett Iseman & Raena Shirali Poetry Society of South Carolina The Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street (just before Queen) Thursday, October 8 @ 7:00 PM: Fiction Reading by Julie Orringer Crazyhorse Reading Series Arnold Hall (Jewish Studies Center) Friday, October 9 @ 7:00 […]
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The Art of Book-Making

Students in Prof. Rosko’s ENGL 402: Advanced Poetry capstone not only studied the practicalities and theories behind the sequencing of poems in a book, but they also had the opportunity to make a poetry chapbook of their own. Brien Beidler, Director of the Bindery and Conservation Studio at the Charleston Library Society and a College […]
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Kevin Simmonds Sets Our Ears Ablaze with Verse & Music

Last week, poet and musician, Kevin Simmonds read to a packed house in Towell Library for the first Crazyhorse Reading Series. His poems centered on questions of identity and sexuality and on family dynamics and history. His reading mixed poetry with music, with his close friend Valetta accompanying his verse with her singing. It was […]
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Literary Events (2014-15)

FALL 2014 Thursday, September 4 @ 7:00 PM: Fiction Reading by Margaret Bradham Thornton (Alumni Memorial Hall, Randolph Hall) Reception and book signing to follow. Crazyhorse Reading Series Thursday, September 18 @ 7:00 PM: Poetry Reading by Kevin Simmonds (Towell Library) Reception and book signing to follow. Visiting Scholar Lecture Series Wednesday, October 1 @ […]
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Raena Shirali (’12) Shortlisted as a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Finalist

Big congratulations to alumna Raena Shirali who was named a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship finalist. The Fellowship ($25,800) is the premier award for emerging poets given by Poetry Foundation and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Foundation. The competition for the fellowship’s five final winners has dramatically increased over the past six years. The winners will […]
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Alumna Wins Poem Contest

Congratulations once again to Raena Shirali (’12) who won the 2014 Gulf Coast Prize in Poetry for her poem “Engagement Party, Georgia”! The prize includes $1500 and publication in Gulf Coast literary journal.
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Crazyhorse Contributor Reprinted in Best American Poetry 2014

The editors of Crazyhorse literary journal are pleased to announce that Amaud Jamaul Johnson’s poem “LA Police Chief Daryl Gates Dead at 83” was selected by Terrance Hayes for Best American Poetry 2014! Johnson’s poem was first published in Crazyhorse Issue 83. The Best American Poetry series, begun by poet and editor David Lehman in […]
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Recitation & Performance: Poetry Out Loud

The Poetry Out Loud competition returns to the College of Charleston on Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 PM in the Stern Center Ballroom. High school students from eleven local schools will participate by reciting and performing poems from memory as they compete for the Lowcountry Region 3 spot. The winner will advance to the state […]
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Gary Jackson Named One of 2013’s “New American Poets”

Three cheers for new poetry professor Gary Jackson on being named a “New American Poet”–one of the Poetry Society of America’s coveted distinctions for emerging poets!  Jackson was selected by poet Jennifer Chang, who praises his first poetry collection Missing You, Metropolis. She writes, “These poems effervesce with the music of rage, seriocomic perspicacity, and […]
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