Last September, Professor Michael Theune and English alum Chip Corwin (’05), who is currently Adjunct Instructor of English at Heartland Community College, presented a collaborative work-in-progress: The Divine Pregunta, a playful response to Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions.
On March 23-24 the pair will travel to Canton, Missouri to take their now-completed project on the road. They were invited to conduct a workshop on writing collaborative poetry and also read from the manuscript at the 9th Annual Culver-Stockton College Young Writers’ Conference. Not surprisingly, they’re also at work on a second manuscript. Their collaborative “Selections from The Book of Exclamations” appears in Issue #5 of Anti- online journal.
And speaking of student-faculty connections, Austin Smith, who won the Academy of American Poets Prize as a student here in 2003, has four poems forthcoming in Pleides. Introducing that group of poems? Mike Theune.