In 2015, the English Department submitted its first nominations
to the Associated Writing Program’s Intro Journals Project. A
literary competition designed to discover and publish “the
best new works by students enrolled in AWP member programs,”
the Intro Journals Project often serves as a first stepping
stone—an entry point—into young writers’
publishing careers. Competition for the prizes is stiff.
UB Alum, Ken Ilgunas (BA,2007), will discuss his new book,
Trespassing Across America, about his 4.5 month walk along
the path of the Keystone XL pipeline on May 7th at 7:00 at Talking
Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street.
An anonymous donor has given $25,000 to the Department of
English to create an endowment supporting the annual Robert Creeley
Lecture and Celebration of Poetry. The lecture series honors
legendary poet and UB professor Robert Creeley, to promote interest
in the history and future of poetry and poetics, and to celebrate
poetry as it is lived and studied in Buffalo and in the world. By
establishing an endowment, this gift helps to ensure that the
lecture series will continue into the future. The Creeley Lecture
and Celebration series was established by the UB Department of
English Poetics Program.
UB is proud to serve as the administrative host for the
Northeast Modern Language Association, a scholarly organization for
professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and
other modern languages.