Blevins’s Poem in Portland Press Herald Column on Maine Poems

A weekly column called “Deep Water: Maine Poems” in the Portland Press Herald featured a poem by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins. Titled Kitchen Confessions, the poem speaks of the poet’s hatred for President Trump: “apparently this poem / needs to be about how I like / my Trump hate pinned right here / to my sad American breast.”  

Blevins Latest Essay—On Rules—in Vox Populi

Adrian Blevins, associate professor of English, added an essay to her series in Vox Populi. Titled “My Problem with Rules,” Blevins lyrically explains why she opposes rules. “My problem with the rules is that they too often throw common sense out the window. My problem with the rules is that they can sometimes subvert justice. They just...

Mazzeo Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now

Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo spoke with Robin Young on WBUR’s Here & Now in a piece titled “Returning ‘Once More to the Lake’ Through Literature.” Mazzeo mentions Colby several times, in reference to its proximity to Maine’s lake district, the Belgrade Lakes, and about her teaching E.B. White’s essay “Once More to...

Ardam Interviews Elkin in Public Books Article

In the article “Aslant to the Flâneur: A Conversation with Lauren Elkin,” Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam interviews Elkin about her new book, Flâneuse, a book that’s “cultural history and memoir, criticism and travelogue.” Ardam and Elkin share a lively conversation about writing, growing up in the suburbs, and women’s relationships to cities in a July 10 article that...

Marvin Quoted in New York Times Story on CUNY

Cate Marvin, visiting assistant professor of English, was quoted in “How CUNY Became Poetry U,” a story in the June 2 New York Times about the appeal of teaching poetry at the City University of New York. “New York is a city where poets really want to live,” said Marvin, the founder of VIDA, an organization for women...

Blevins Wins Two Sylvias Press Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize

Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins won the Two Sylvias Press Wilder Series Poetry Book Prize—a poetry contest for women over age 50—for her third book of poems, Appalachians Run Amok, which will be published in spring 2018. The Wilder Series Book Prize draws its inspiration from American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, who published her...

New English Chair Examines Poetry Through Interdisciplinary Lens

Mary Ellis Gibson, the newly arrived Arthur Jeremiah Roberts Professor of Literature and chair of the English Department, brings remarkable breadth and depth to Colby as a scholar of literature in English, including works by British, American, and Indian authors. Arriving last fall from the University of Glasgow, Gibson is excited about the desire in...