Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work

2006-2007

Florence Amamoto

Publications

“Opportunities and Issues: Talking About Faith at a Church-Related College” in The Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service, and Social Justice in Higher Education, ed. Carolyn O'Grady and Brian Johnson. Anker Publishers, 2006.

Elizabeth Baer

Publications

"Service Learning for Social Justice: Moving Faculty Commitment from Personal to Pedagogical through Faculty Development" in The Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service, and Social Justice in Higher Education, ed. Carolyn O'Grady and Brian Johnson. Anker Publishers, 2006.

Reviews

Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust Edited by Marianne Hirsch and Irene Kacandes and Voices & Views: A History of the Holocaust Edition Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2006.

Presentations

“Cavities in White Teeth: Zadie Smith’s Critique of the Impulse Toward Utopia,” at the Literatures in English Conference; “The Golem Redux: Intertextuality in Contemporary Holocaust Fiction” at the Lessons and Legacies Conference; “International Service Learning: Social Justice on Other Soil” at Campus Compact Conference.

Laura Behling

Publications

"Meeting the Millennial Generation Halfway: Reconceptualizing Faculty Work" in Network: A Journal of Faculty Development (Spring 2007); "Politics and the Pandemic: HIV/AIDS, Africa, and the Discourse of Disability," in the Review of Disability Studies; "Liberal Arts Colleges and the Spellings Commission Report: Carpe Diem" in LiberalArtsOnline, a publication of the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College, with Mariangela Maguire (interim dean of faculty).

Reviews

Sites of Autopsy in Contemporary Culture for the Midwest Modern Language Association Journal.

Presentations

"Meeting the Millennial Student Halfway: Experiential Education for Students and Faculty," at New York University's Faculty Resource Network's annual symposium; "Relationship Building Between Education and Arts and Sciences Faculty,” Accreditation, Accountability, and Quality professional development conference sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and NCATE, with John Clementson, Education.

Rebecca Fremo

Publications

"Redefining Our Rhetorical Situation: jWPAs in the Small College Context.” Untenured Faculty as Writing Program Administrators: Institutional Practices and Politics. Eds. Deborah Dew and Alice Horning. Lafayette, Indiana: Parlour Press, 2007. 191-218.

Presentations

"Teaching (and) Writing Without Composition” panel at the Annual MnSCU Conference on Composition at Century College, with Ellen Bergman (senior English major), Kate Ellingsen (senior English and communication studies major), Jared Walz (junior English major).

Mitch Harris

Presentations

Invited by the John Donne Society to serve as the respondent for the society's special session at the 42nd International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Mich. His paper focused on Donne's use of anti-Petrarchan thematics in "Witchcraft by a Picture" and his use of iconography and paradox in the sonnet sequence "La Corona."

Baker Lawley

Awards

Emerging Artist grant from the Jerome Foundation, administered through SASE/Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, for work with his novel manuscript.

Presentations

"Teaching (and) Writing Without Composition” panel at the Annual MnSCU Conference on Composition at Century College, with Ellen Bergman (senior English major), Kate Ellingsen (senior English and communication studies major), Jared Walz (junior English major).

Faculty

Marist College Summer Writing Institute

Allen Learst

Publications

“The Blood of Children,” Water~Stone Review.

Matt Rasmussen

Awards

Selected for participation in the Loft Literary Center Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose; the program offers advanced criticism and professional development opportunities to twelve writers: four each in the genres of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.

Publications

Poems published in several journals, including Gulf Coast and Passages North.

Don Scheese

Presentations

"The Presence of the Prehistoric in Literature About Bandelier National Monument," Western Literature Association Annual Meeting.

Joyce Sutphen

Publications

Co-editor, with Connie Wanek and Thom Tammaro of To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present (New Rivers Press, 2006); Poems have recently appeared in Dogwood, The Wolf (London), Water~Stone, Magma 36 (London), Dust and Fire and The Courtland Review, as well as poems in two new anthologies: What Light (Intermedia Arts and Milkweed Editions) and Where One Voice Ends Another Begins (Minnesota Historical Press). Whistling Shade, and online at Poetry Is and Minnesota Artists Online.

Books

To Sing Along the Way (An anthology of Minnesota Women Poets from the Territorial Days to the Present), Co-edited with Connie Wanek and Thom Tammaro, New Rivers Press, Fall 2006

Contributions to Books

We Are What We Watch: Poets Respond to Movies, TV, and Media.
Edited by Todd Pierce. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2006.

Key Ingredients: America by Food (Collection of poems to accompany Smithsonian exhibition tour in Minnesota), MN Humanities, 2006

The Giant Book of Poetry. Edited by William H. Roetzheim. San Diego: Level Four Press, 2006.

From the Other World. Poems in Memory of James Wright. Edited by Bruce Hendricksen and Robert Johnson. Duluth: Lost Hills Books (released 2007).

What Light: A Poetry Anthology from MN. Edited by Lightsey Darst. MN: mnarts.org, 2007.

Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry. Edited by Robert Hedin. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books, 2007.

Stardust and Fate, The Blueroad Reader. Edited by John Gaterud. Janesville, Minnesota: Blueroad Press, 2007.

Recorded Poems and Readings

“Things You Didn’t Put On Your Resumé” (December 5, 2006).

Poems read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio’s Writer’s Almanac: “The Book of Hours” (September 9, 2007).

“Secret Agent Man” (February 14, 2007).

“Guys Like That” (January 7, 2007).

Poems to Music

Commission, St. Paul Schubert Club, Performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Spaghetti String Band. Raspberry Island Bandstand, June 11, 2006.

Poems Published (Selected)

“What the Clouds,” Magma 36 (London) Fall 2006.

“Combing the Shore,” Water~Stone Review, Fall 2006.

“From the 6th Floor,” Courtland Review, Fall 2006.

“Uncle Floyd and Uncle Al Shoot Some Pool,” Whistling Shade, Fall 2006.

“Footnote” Dogwood, Spring 2006.

"The Peaches" and "High Heels" premiere issue of Bareroot Review, Spring 2006.

“Myth” in Sidewalks, Spring 2006.

“The Blue in the Distance,” “Even in My Time,” “The Dream I Often Have,” “Say It Again,” “The Shadow,” and “The Perfected Presence,” The Kean Review, December 2007.

“Just for the Record,” Dust and Fire, March, 2007.

“Guys Like That” Skirt Magazine, Atlanta GA March 2007.

“Things You Didn’t Put on Your Resumé,” Skirt Magazine, Atlanta GA, 2007.

Readings (selected)

University Club, SASE Reading (December 19th, 2006).

Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Keynote Address (November 4, 2006).

College of St. Catherine (October 14, 2006).

Bismarck State College Visiting Writer (April 1-2, 2006).

Coffee-house Poetry at the Troubadour, London, UK, January 2006: Troubadour Café, London, England (January 2006).

Publication reading of From the Other World—Poems in Memory of James Wright. Tejas Restaurant, Edina, MN (December 15, 2007).

Reader and Presenter at A Lutheran Festival of Writing, Decorah, Iowa (November 2-4, 2007).

Organized and Participated in Fall Poetry Classic, Gustavus Adolphus College (October 17, 2007).

College of St. Catherine (October 13, 2007).

Sligo Poetry Workshop, Sligo, Ireland (August, 2007).

Brandeis Library Benefit, Minneapolis (June 2007).

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (June 2007).

St. Anthony Public Library (April 2007).

Minnesota State University at Mankato (April 2007).

University of Maine, Farmington (March 15, 2007).

University of Minnesota, Morris, Poetry Blow-out! (February 5-6, 2007).

The Open Book at the Loft, Anthology Launch, Minneapolis, MN (February 3, 2007).

Articles

“Reading the Way Into Myself,” The Rake: 17 Voices: Stories, Poems & Essays by Minnesota Writers (May 2006).

Presentations

“Turn, Turn, Turn,” Pedagogy Forum, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Convention, Austin Texas (March 2006).

Seminar paper on Shakespeare's sonnets at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America; Visiting writer's talk for the assembled Introduction to Creative Writing classes at the University of Minnesota; she was a guest speaker at the College of St. Catherine's weekend course in Women and Poetry, and she was also the keynote speaker for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets' Fall Conference in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

“Turn, Turn, Turn,” Pedagogy Forum, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Convention, Austin Texas (March 2006).

“Form and the Line,” Panel discussion, Lutheran Festival of Writing Conference, Decorah, IA (November 2007).

“About Poetry,” Shop Talk, Gustavus Adolphus College (September 14, 2007).

“Not wondering at the present nor the past”: Beyond Time in the Sonnets,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Convention, San Diego, CA (April 2007).

Other

Composed book comments (blurbs) for poet Athena Kildegaard (Red Dragonfly Press 2006).

Judged, What Light series for MNArtists.com (May 2007).

Composed book comments (blurbs) for poet Ann Iverson (Holy Cow! Press 2007).

Awards

Honor Award in Poetry (for anthology, To Sing Along the Way) Midwest Booksellers Association, October, 2007.

Willa Literary Award (for anthology, To Sing Along the Way) Winner, Poetry, October, 2007.

Dogwood Poetry Prize Finalist, 2007.

Grants

Poetry Workshop with Thomas Lynch (Sligo, Ireland) Gustavus Adolphus College Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Grant. $2,200. (Summer 2007).

Bush Summer Workshop, The Student as Scholar, $1,000 (Summer 2007).

2008-2009

Rebecca T. Fremo

“Jesus Goes to the Dentist.” County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties, 130 Minnesota Poets. Eds. David Bangston, Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Angela Foster, and John Calvin Rezmerski. Loonfeather Press, 2008.

“LacQui Parle Show and Tell.” County Lines: 87 Minnesota Counties, 130 Minnesota Poets. Eds. David Bangston, Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Angela Foster, and John Calvin Rezmerski. Loonfeather Press, 2008.

Joyce Sutphen

Led creative writing work shop at the John Hewitt Summer School in Armagh Ireland; Organized reading for all the creative workshops and served as MC. July-Aug, 2009

Poem (“Guys Like That”) used in new edition of Principles of Economics. Edited by Fred Gottheil. Mason, OH: Centage Learning, 2009, 2008: p. 597.

Judged the New River’s Press Many Voices Project, 2009. Judged "The Barbara Anderson Miller Award” for Saga Literary Journal at Augustana College, Davenport, Iowa, 2009.

Served as an outside reviewer for the promotion case of Mary Pinard at Babson College, Massachusetts. Fall 2009.

Spoke at St. Catherine’s (on “The Sonnet”), September 19, 2009.

Poem (“Things I Know”) on the Writer’s Almanac, December 20, 2009.

Poem (“Apple Season”) on the Writer’s Almanac, September 3, 2009.

Poem (“Soundings”) on the Writer’s Almanac, July 23, 2009.

Poem (“The Last Things I’ll Remember”) published in Great River Review, Fall 2009.

Poems in Turtle Quarterly in Spring, Summer, and Fall, 2009

Read as part of Water~Stone Publication, October 16, 2009. Hamline.

Reading at the Anderson Center, December 12, 2009.

Reading at the Loft, September 23, 2009.

Reading in Knife River, September 5, 2009.

Reading (with Dalgit Nagra) at the John Hewitt Summer School, Armagh, Ireland July 2009.

Residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, September 1-15, 2009.

Residency at the Djerassi Artists Residence, October 20-November 19, 2009.

2010-2011

Joyce Sutphen

Selected by the University of Minnesota to teach a Split Rock Arts Course (for undergraduate and graduate credit) at the Cloquet Forestry Center: “The Autobiographical Poem: Caressing the Divine Detail.” Class filled. June, 2010.

Poem (“The Bookmobile”) used as epigraph Ian Sansom’s new Mobile Library mystery—HarperCollins Books. January 2010.

Judged the annual Creative Writing awards at Central College in Pella, Iowa. 2010.

Spoke to Creative Writing groups at Minnetonka High School, May, 2010.

Poem (“Older, Younger, Both”) selected for anthology edited by Caroline Kennedy, Hyperion Press, 2010.

Poem (“The Survey”) in anthology, When Last on the Mountain. Duluth, Holy Cow! Press, 2010.

Poem (“Now That Anything Can Happen”) in anthology, The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks. Edited by Ted Bowman and Elizabeth Johnson, Minneapolis: Nodin Press, 2010.

Poem (“On the Way to the Farm, I Think of My Sister.” Writer’s Almanac, May 2010.

Poem (“Crossroads”) featured on BBC Program, January 2010.

Two Poems (“Our Fathers” and “Back Before”) published in Seminary Ridge Review, Spring, 2010.

Two Poems (“When the World Was About to End,” and “From What I’ve Seen So Far”) in Great River Review, Spring 2010.

Two Poems (“H” and “The Dragon” ) published in Knockout, #3, Winter 2010.

Poem (“Crossroads”) used on BBC Radio 4 Sunday morning radio program (Something Understood), January 2010, London UK.

Reading with Richard Terrill, Common Good Books, St. Paul, August 25. 2010.

Reading with Francine Marie Tolf and Connie Wanek at the Loft in Mpls, June 9, 2010.

Reading as part of Turtle publication reading, Nina’s Café, St. Paul, June 2, 2010.

Reading with Connie Wanek, Quaker Church, Duluth, Minnesota, May 13, 2010.

Reading and Discussion on farming with Gayla Mary and Catherine Friend, Kieran’s Pub, Minneapolis, MN May 11, 2010.

Reading at St. Peter Arts Center as part of Blue Road “Poetry Jam,” May 6, 2010.

Reading at Royalton Public Library, May 5, 2010.

Reading as part of the inaugural “Great Twin Cities Poetry Read,” April 30, 2010.

Reading with Tim Nolan and Greg Watson, April 6, 2010, Barnes and Nobles, Har Mar.

Reading as part of Turtle Quarterly Publication, March 14, 2010, King’s in Mpls.

Reading with Freya Manfred and Florence Dacey, Banfill-Locke, March 12, 2010.

Reading from new book at the Troubadour in London, England. January 11, 2010.

Interviewed by Marketing and Communications Director Chris for The Loft’s website and archive. June 9, 2010.

Professional Activities (Presentations and Publications)

Speaker at Unitarian Meeting, Burnsville, MN, November 7, 2010.

Reading at the Loft for New River’s Press Celebration, November 18, 2010.

Reading at University Club, St. Paul, MN, Carol Connolly Series, November 16, 2010.

Featured Presenter and Reader at “Marshsall Festival ’10,” Southwest Minnesota State University, October 2010.

Reading with Richard Terrill, Magers & Quinn Bookstore, Mpls, October 2010.

Reading with Connie Wanek, Nina’s Coffee, St. Paul, October 6, 2010.

Reading with Richard Terrill, Common Good Books, St. Paul, August 25. 2010.

Selected by the University of Minnesota to teach Split Rock Arts Course (for undergraduate and graduate credit) at the Cloquet Forestry Center: “The Autobiographical Poem: Caressing the Divine Detail.” Class filled. June, 2010

Reading with Francine Marie Tolf and Connie Wanek at the Loft in Mpls, June 9, 2010.

Reading in Duluth, Spirit Lake Series, March 26, 2011.

Reading at Hudson Valley Writer’s Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY, March 19, 2011.

Reading at the Anderson Center, with Robert Hedin and Jim Heynen. Late January, 2011.

Speaker, “Creativity in the Liberal Arts,” Bethel College, late January, 2011.

Poems in anthologies

When Last on the Mountain, edited by Vicky Lettmann and Carol Roan, Holy cow! Press, 2010.

The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks, edited by Ted Bowman and Elizabeth Johnson, Nodin Press, 2010.

Poem on Writer’s Almanac (Garrison Keillor): November, 1967, November 12, 2010.

Poems on American Life in Poetry (chosen by Ted Kooser and appearing on Poetry Foundation website and newspapers across the country): “The Exam,” (2010)

Poetry City, USA, Volume 1, edited by Matt Mauch, Lowbrow Press, 2011.

She Walks in Beauty, edited by Carolyn Kennedy, 2011.

Good Poems, American Places, edited by Garrison Keillor, 2011.

Perfect Dragonfly, edited by Scott King, Red Dragonfly Press, 2011.

Low Down and Coming On, edited by James Lenfestey, Red Dragonfly Press, 2011.

Poem set to painting as part of P3 series, Sioux City, Iowa, 2010.

Poems on American Life in Poetry (chosen by Ted Kooser and appearing on Poetry Foundation website and newspapers across the country): “The Aunts” (2011).

Poems and “Master’s” essay on poetry website (Bridle Path Press), Spring 2011.

Poems set to music, new series by composter, Lori Laitman, 2011.

Poem set to dance (Performed in Amsterdam, May 20, 2011 Presented as part of workshop at Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference, April 6-10, 2011, Seattle, Washington.

Awards

Fellowship for Residency at Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain. January 2011.

2011 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Grant, Gustavus Adolphus College.

Rebecca T. Fremo

“You Are a Reader, and That’s What I Need”: Expectations of Proximity, Authority, and Enjoyment at a Liberal Arts College. READER: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy. (2010 Forthcoming)

“Unlearning ‘Habits, Customs, and Character’: Changing the Ethos of Our Writing Center.” Writing Lab Newsletter 34.8 (April 2010): 1-6.

“Judging the Elementary School Science Fair.” Naugatuck River Review. Summer 2010.

“Farming Dandelions.” River Poets Journal. June 2010.

“Country Song.” Tidal Basin Review. Spring 2010.

“Fresh Snow.” Tidal Basin Review. Spring 2010.

Honorable Mention and Finalist, The Loft Mentor Series Competition for Poetry, The Loft, Minneapolis, MN, 2010.

Poems and Poetry Competitions

“Chasing Northern Lights.” Lake Region Review. Forthcoming in Fall 2011.

“Watching October Soccer in Blaine, Minnesota.” Lake Region Review. Forthcoming in Fall 2011.

“Washing Boys.” Water^Stone Review. Fall 2011.

Other (no year listed)

Joyce Sutphen

Served on the Peer Review Board of the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies for all of the residencies: May, June, July, August, September, and October.

Participated in P3 (Painters, Poets, & Pavilion) at the Visual Arts Center in Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD. December 4-Feb. 28 Poem: “The Blue in the Distance,” matched with painting by Phillip Michael Hook.

Composed book comments (blurbs) for poets Tim Nolan (forthcoming, New Rivers Press);

Interviewed and recorded by Emily Oliver of Knox in Galesburg Illinois. This recording will be posted to "The Knox Writers’ House," an audio archive and podcast website that aspires to become an auditory map of North, South and Central American poetry and fiction.

Five Poems in Green Blade.

Work published in Magma digitized for the Poetry Library, London UK.

Faculty Collaboration Workshop NYC with Richard Howard.

Internet (Selected)

Poems (7 poems) selected as part of Poetry Archive at the PoetryFoundation.org (including all websites operated by the Poetry Foundation).

Poem continued as part of Billy Collin’s POETRY 180 project. Library of Congress website, Poetry 180; “Naming the Stars”

“Mall Theology,” “Intimations of Mortality,” “In the End” Poetry Is http://www.poetryis.com/

“The Peaches,” “High Heels” Bare Root Review http://www.southwestmsu.edu/barerootreview/index.htm

“Myth” Sidewalks Online http://homepage.mac.com/tomheie/Personal29.html

“Harrow” and “Death, Inc.” Minnesota Artists Online http://www.mnartists.org/

“The Day” Edutopia ( http://www.edutopia.org/damien-b-m-english).

Rebecca T. Fremo

Poems and Poetry Competitions

“Funeral Poem.” Poetica Magazine: Contemporary Jewish Writing and Art. Forthcoming.