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Austin Peay State University alumna Licciardi releases debut book of poetry, “Skin Splitting”

August 22, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Bryanna Licciardi, a 2011 Austin Peay State University alumna, once went on a boring date with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

“Towards the end of my Master of Fine Arts program in Boston, I fell asleep one night watching a documentary about (Gacy),” Licciardi said. “Not your typical bedtime story, I know, but I have a horror hobby.

Skin Splitting

Skin Splitting

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APSU creative writing professor Dr. Amy Wright to publish four books in 2016

February 2, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright is preparing for a busy 2016, as the poet, author and teacher will publish four collections of her writing, including her fifth chapbook, “Wherever The Land Is.”

A series of nonfiction essays comprised of the author’s research into work, loss, Emily Dickinson, and entomophagy, or the human consumption of insects, “Wherever The Land Is” explores a possible answer to humanity’s growing need for food sources.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor of Creative Writing Dr. Amy Wright

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21st annual Bread and Words reading set for November 23rd on APSU campus

November 7, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for life’s blessings, and the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts an annual reading to benefit those less fortunate in the community the best way it knows how: through the written word.

The tradition continues with the 21st Annual Bread and Words reading on November 23rd in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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Austin Peay State University professor Andrea Spofford to release her first collection of poetry, titled “The Pine Effect”

March 27, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University assistant professor of creative writing and poetry Andrea Spofford is nearing the release of her first collection of poetry, titled “The Pine Effect.”

Spofford’s collection of poetry examines the intersection of person and place. Addressing themes of history, transformation and youth, this collection explores the idea of poet as alchemist and scientist, explorer and observer.

APSU professor Andrea Spofford [Read more]

Author Schmitt to read from “beautiful and heartbreaking” memoir at APSU on October 23rd

October 21, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Kate Schmitt’s grandmother was in her 30s when she committed suicide. The tragic event took place long before Schmitt was born, but the death has haunted her throughout her life.

After years of struggling with this unwanted legacy, Schmitt, a skilled poet, decided to face these demons by writing a memoir addressed to her late grandmother.

The resulting work, “Singing Bones,” won the 2013 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Award. [Read more]

Book published by APSU’s Zone 3 Press wins PEN New England Award

May 20, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the famed American poet Richard Blanco became a fan of a young poet named Karen Skofield. After reading her debut collection, “Frost in the Low Areas,” he admitted to falling “in love with poetry all over again.”

“She understands that poetry does not exist independently; it is pulled out of all we see, without pretense or artifice, and not in the obvious and expected ways either,” he said.

Karen Skofield's book, “Frost in the Low Areas,”  recipient of this year’s PEN New England Award.

Karen Skofield’s book, “Frost in the Low Areas,” recipient of this year’s PEN New England Award.

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APSU hosts 19th Annual Bread and Words reading on November 26th

November 8, 2013

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every November, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts a benefit reading that not only celebrates the written word, but also raises public awareness of hunger in the local community.

This year, the tradition continues with the 19th Annual Bread and Words reading on November 26th in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. [Read more]

APSU Employees share recent professional developments, activities

July 30, 2013

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced a number of publications, conferences and credentials as part of their professional and scholarly activities.

Chris Burawa, director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, has had several professional developments. He translated from Icelandic a short story by Óskar Magnússon, “Dr. Amplatz,” which will be published in Best European Fiction 2014 by Dalkey Archive Press. [Read more]

APSU hosts 18th annual Bread and Words reading on November 20th

November 5, 2012

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Every November, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the Austin Peay State University Department of Languages and Literature hosts a benefit reading that not only celebrates the written word, but also raises public awareness of hunger in the local community.

This year, the tradition continues with the 18th Annual Bread and Words reading on November 20th in the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom. [Read more]

APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence holder for 2012-13 to be Noted Writer David Huddle

August 30, 2012

Austin Peay State University

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the award-winning writer David Huddle was contacted by Dr. Amy Wright, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of creative writing. Both writers hailed from rural Wythe County, VA, and after a bit of reminiscing about local haunts they both knew, Wright asked Huddle a question.

How would he, a two-time National Endowment of the Arts fellow and author of more than 17 books of poetry, fiction and essays, like to spend a few months this fall and next spring in Clarksville, working with APSU creative writing students? [Read more]

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