Thursday, January 29, 2009

Old School Living Writers at San Diego State University: Gloria Anzaldúa

There's just enough time to let you know that this is a flyer from an SDSU Department of English and Comparative Living Writers's Series event from 1988--a magic night when the one and only Gloria Anzaldúa, diva of Chicana arts made her way to Montezuma Mesa; it was quite a night! For more on what the talented folks in the MFA in Creative Writing Program are up to at SDSU go to

More on Anzaldúa? Check out this blog posting by the Chair of

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Support SDSU MFA Student, Purchase His Chapbook

Martin Woodside, pictured with his spawn, Stationary Landscapes, has made his poetry available for all to purchase in the form of a thirty four page chapbook (pocket sized booklet) from Pudding House Press. You may also purchase the chapbook directly from him by emailing him at and requesting the book for a modest 10 American dollars.

Monday, January 26, 2009

We're Back!!!

The ADA-police have given us their blessings; is back online!

Kurt Vonnegut

Michael Wyatt Harper, Professor of English at Mount San Antonio College, and an SDSULit MA alum, sends in this link to a set of Kurt Vonnegut "motivational posters." Goodbye Blue Monday! Click the image above to be transported, Kilgore Trout style, to a plethora of these warm, cynical treats!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Deborah Halverson in the UK

One of our Masters degree alumni has books burning up the best-sellers lists while not happily travailing away in England. Deborah Halverson, MA 1999, writes in with an update on the exploits of her kids and more while over the drink in Bardlandia! Click the image above to enlarge. Check out Halverson's blog right here!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another alum in PhD-landia!

A tip of the hat to Debbie Sims, formerly Debbie Hallett, another one of our star MA alums, who is presently working on her dissertation at the University of California, Riverside; when she is not travailing on her various and sundry research agendas, Sims is renowned for her semiotics-filled courses for undergrads at UCR.

SDSU Lit Alumni Marc García-Martínez Snags His UCSB Sheepskin

A quick and warm salute to SDSU English and Comparative Literature MA alum Marc García-Martínez, who has completed his English Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he worked with Carl Gutierrez-Jones, and other cool SoCal profs. Marc's presently a tenured professor of English at Allan Hancock College and is in the process of having essays from his dissertation revised for publication in domestic and international journals! Hat's off to one of our finest alums!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

At SDSU's, We take Children's Literature Seriously student Lance de la Llana, a student of one of our noted faculty, Dr. Mary Galbraith, shows that when it comes to Children's Literature, in this instance, Maurice Sendak, he's as serious as you can get!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lit Grad Liddick in Iraq

Shane D. Liddick hasn't wasted any time after graduating from SDSU last year with a Master's in English.  Since October Liddick has been on assignment in Haditha, Iraq as a reporter for San Diego Magazine, and in the last few weeks has written freelance articles for Huffington Post.  

Liddick worked a few years as sports writer and investigative reporter in Florida and Oregon before moving to San Diego where found work writing award-winning articles for both San Diego Magazine and San Diego City Beat.  

Now with a few years of training from SDSU faculty, Liddick shows his credentials in his recent articles detailing the personal accounts of men and women serving in Iraq.  Go here to access articles and photos from his recent assignment.