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Introducing Jody Shipka

April 14, 2015

Some of the good news from the AWP conference has been about the many compliments on the creative, beautiful cover of #56.  It borders on understatement to say that PR feels very fortunate to have had the photographs of Jody Shipka on #56 as part of the collage created by our graphic designer, Carol Chu. Below, read more about this gifted artist:

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Jody Shipka is an Associate Professor of English at University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she teaches courses in the Communication and Technology Track.

Shipka is the author of Toward a Composition Made Whole and the editor of Play! A Collection of Toy Camera Photographs. Her work has appeared in College Composition and Communication, Computers and Composition, Enculturation, Kairos, Text and Talk, and a number of edited collections, including Writing Selves/Writing Societies, Exploring Semiotic Remediation as Discourse Practice, Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres in Student Compositions, and First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice. She is currently working on a book-length, born-digital project titled To Honor, Rival and Revise: On the Process of Composing Other People’s Lives. Here, Shipka draws on theories of remediation, multimodality, and embodiment to examine a diverse assortment of “memory objects,” such as vintage 8mm home movies, scrapbooks, photo albums, travel diaries and other ephemera found at flea markets, yard sales, and antique stores. The project explores ways that these historically marginalized artifacts might be de- and re-composed in ways that allow us to imagine new potentials for conceiving of archives, authorship, agency, as well as the complex relationship between the living and the dead, between humans and nonhumans.

Read more about her work at her website, remediate this.

At The AWP

April 10, 2015

Associate Editor Courtney King has helped at the table, and we appreciate her assistance!

AND on Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m., you’ll want to attend

Slush Pile Standouts: Thoughts from the Editor’s Desk. Four editors discuss how a submission climbs out of the slush and into the journal’s pages. Julie Wakeman-Linn and John Wang are joined by Cara Blue Adams of Southern Review and Mark Drew of the Gettysburg Review.  

Stop by our table  (#1525) at the book fair, where we will have string bags and pens and postcards for all our friends.

AWP Bound

April 2, 2015

IMG_0117On Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m., you’ll want to attend  Slush Pile Standouts: Thoughts from the Editor’s Desk. Four editors discuss how a submission climbs out of the slush and into the journal’s pages. Julie Wakeman-Linn and John Wang are joined by Cara Blue Adams of Southern Review and Mark Drew of the Gettysburg Review. 

And don’t forget to stop by our table  (#1525) at the book fair, where we will have string bags and pens and postcards for all our friends.

Over Spring Break. . .

March 24, 2015
photo: Judy Loest

Katherine Smith at Union Ave Books in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Judy Loest.

Last week our poetry editor, Katherine Smith, read from her new poetry collection, Woman Alone on the Mountain, at the Union Ave Books in Knoxville, Tennessee.

PR  congratulates author Jennifer Clement, who recently was named a finalist  of the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Prayers for the Stolen.

By the time you read this, associate editor Jessie Seigel will have read her fiction as part of the Inner Loop Reading Series at Johnny Pistolas.

And associate editor Mike Maggio reports that his novel,The Wizard and the White House, was reviewed favorably by Foreword Reviews this winter.

PR contributor Warren Jones sends us the news that his story, “Just Plain Rosie,” has been published by The Carolina Quarterly.

Finally, PR technology editor Joanna Howard coordinated last Friday’s A Splendid Wake celebration of poets past and present in the DC area.  Read Karren Alenier’s post all about it on the blog.

And Just Like That,

March 18, 2015

The OSM is back online.  The intrepid Julie Wakeman-Linn, our fearless editor-in-chief, has solved the problem. Access the OSM via our Submissions page here on the PR blog.

Our Submission Manager is Down

March 18, 2015

but not out.  We are working to get it back online and will post an announcement here and through our other social media venues once we’ve gotten everything fixed.

In the meantime, know that, in the words of PR’s favorite mystic, Julian of Norwich, “All will be well and all will be well and all manner of things will be well.”

Have You Read. . . 56?

March 10, 2015
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