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The Education of Oronte Churm

Oronte Churm is the pen name of John Griswold, who teaches in the MFA program at McNeese State University, proudly nestled in Cajun country on the Louisiana Gulf.

October 10, 2009 - 11:40pm
Always read your IHE “Quick Takes”; I can vouch for their accuracy. This past week they noted that 92% of campuses being monitored across the country were reporting new cases of H1N1 flu. Indeed, I was one of them.
October 1, 2009 - 11:32pm
Today I’m pleased to bring you an interview with Philip Graham, author of the novel How to Read an Unwritten Language, the story collections The Art of the Knock and Interior Design, and three other books of memoirs and prose poetry.
October 1, 2009 - 10:49am
As Stanford University reported a couple of days ago and Inside Higher Ed noted, the estate of James Joyce, headed up by James Joyce’s grandson,
September 23, 2009 - 12:31pm
Gaze into your Internet box and behold the miscellany of oddities collected for you today:
September 22, 2009 - 12:49am
Along with everybody else I’ve been reading the articles and op-ed pieces in the Times on the current “populist rage” in the country, but it all seemed pretty far away, especially since we have no 24-hour news channel to amplify and repeat instances of it.
September 18, 2009 - 8:47pm
I know a couple- or three-dozen writers well enough to know that none live by writing alone. (I don’t know Stephen King.) I’m guessing one of them does earn enough from his novels that he could retire his endowed chair, but why would he? A couple more could write full-time if they scaled back to grad-student level existence. But most teach, live in dual-income homes, or rob graves for mad scientists to feed their art. (And before you send me nasty-grams, let me say that some of us love robbing graves too and see no compromise in it.)
September 10, 2009 - 6:59pm
Editor and writer Erika Dreifus has posted an interview with me that was originally in her monthly e-newsletter, The Practicing Writer, a go-to place for finding all kinds of opportunities and resources for creative writers.
September 8, 2009 - 12:53am
I’m gratified by the response to my last post, which got more comments than any other in recent memory, except for the ones in which I gave away stuff for free. It’s good to know what sorts of things engage an audience.
September 4, 2009 - 12:30am
Today’s news brought word of adjunct teachers in higher education being “hidden” by their employers in order to improve U.S. News & World Report rankings.
August 29, 2009 - 12:38pm
Isherwood on Writing (ed. James J. Berg, U. of Minnesota Pr., 2007) is a series of lectures by Christopher Isherwood at California universities in the 1950s and ‘60s.


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