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November 9th, 2018

  • Layli Long Soldier 5:30pm: A Poetry Reading by Layli Long Soldier

    Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in  POETRYMagazine, The New York Times,The American PoetThe American ReaderThe Kenyon Review Online, BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. Most recently, she received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

November 12th, 2018

  • Alix Ohlin 6:00pm: A Fiction Reading by Alix Ohlin
    Alix Ohlin published her debut novel The Missing Person in 2006, and followed up with the short story collection Babylon and Other Stories in 2007. Her second novel, Inside, and her second short story collection, Signs and Wonders, were both published on the same day in 2012.  She is the chair of The University of British Columbia’s creative writing program in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

February 7th, 2019

  • Natalie Diaz 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Natalie Diaz
    Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California, on the banks of the Colorado River. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. Her first poetry collection, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published by Copper Canyon Press. She is a Lannan Literary Fellow and a Native Arts Council Foundation Artist Fellow. She was awarded a Bread Loaf Fellowship, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, and a PEN/Civitella Ranieri Foundation Residency, as well as being awarded a US Artists Ford Fellowship. Diaz teaches at the Arizona State University Creative Writing MFA program. 

April 1st, 2019

  • Fady Joudah 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Fady Joudah
    Fady Joudah has published four collections of poems, The Earth in the AtticAlight, a book-long sequence of short poems composed on a cell phone, Textu, whose meter is cellphone character count; and, most recently, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He has translated several collections of poetry from Arabic. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN Translation Award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement Prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine.

News

  • Mae Johnson BA '19 and Sydney Owada BA '19 at the opening reception for their new exhibit.
    September 24
    Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
  • September 11
    Warren Kluber BA ’12 arrived at Lewis & Clark unsure of what he wanted to study. An English degree, a passion for the power of theatre, and a summer research project studying oral traditions in West Africa clarified his path. Now a PhD candidate at Columbia University, he has published his scholarly insights in three leading academic journals. We caught up with Kluber to learn more.
  • August 16
    Manufactured distrust. Underrepresented voices. Seemingly intractable problems. Industry-wide disruption. Being a good journalist requires clear writing, sharp thinking, and relentless task-juggling, all skills honed in the liberal arts. Whether covering breaking news in Portland, or chronicling trade missions to Thailand, young alumni are applying their Lewis & Clark skills locally and globally.
  • May 30
    Bradley Davis BA ’18, Caia Jaisle BA ’18, and Kelley Koeppen BA ’18 have been chosen to participate in the Fulbright program, a highly competitive award which fosters international scholarship and understanding through travel and research.
  • May 15
    Kim Stafford, associate professor and founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, has been chosen to serve as Oregon’s ninth poet laureate, Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 announced this morning. Stafford will serve a two-year term as “an ambassador of poetry across the state.”
  • January 25
    Robert Hass, the former United States Poet Laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and recipient of both the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Pulitzer Prize, will read his poetry at Lewis & Clark at 6 p.m. on February 6.
  • September 13
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
  • August 22

    “Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

    Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships ($24,000 per year for up to three years), as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

  • July 31
    Funds two years of study at University of Cambridge for first-generation college student.
  • April 11

    Learn about the work being done—and recognition being received—by our outstanding faculty.

  • March 27
    The Horror of Normalcy: Katherine Dunn, Geek Love, and Cult Literature opens to the public April 4. This exhibition provides a first look at the literary archive of the cult Portland author, who arranged to bequeath her collection to Lewis & Clark before her death in 2016.
  • February 16
    Two of just 37 poets selected from among 1,800 applicants, poets Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Nick Lantz BA ’03 are recipients of 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. One of Van Landingham’s poems was printed in the Jan. 16 issue of The New Yorker.
  • December 9
    Noah Foster-Koth BA ’19 heard his screenplay Red Ivory come to life during a table reading at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Catalyst Screenplay Competition. Inspired by a 2013 trip Foster-Koth made to Tanzania, his work explores that country’s blood ivory trade and the individuals who have dedicated themselves to its obstruction.
  • September 29
    For Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi, summer break meant a three-month national tour for his new book, Dog Gone. Now he’s back in the classroom, teaching fiction writing and encouraging his students to mine their own lives for stories.
  • September 22
    PiLA fellows spend a year of full-time service with nonprofits and NGOS in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • September 18
    The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze current ethical issues in today’s world.
  • March 28

    The most recent issue of The New Yorkerfeatures an essay by Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi. The piece tells the story of a Moroccan organization’s promising new technology: CloudFisher, a system that harvests water from fog.

  • October 30
    Lewis & Clark professors are renowned researchers and scholars.
  • Shiela Gallagher '85
    April 27
    The uncommon is Sheila Gallagher’s norm.
  • November 14
    David Oehler is the new office administrator for Public Affairs and Communications. What does this mean for you?
  • July 14
    Through poetry and prose, new generations discover the power of creative writing at Lewis & Clark.
  • April 28
    Sidebar: Talking Recklessly
  • April 28
    William Stafford was a significant national figure in three overlapping fields. As a poet, he was and is revered by readers around the world; while he was alive he won many honors, including the National Book Award for Traveling through the Dark, and terms as poet laureate of Oregon and of the United States.
  • August 6
    Ask Pulitzer Prize–winner Alice Walker why she recently awarded her papers to Emory University, and she will tell you: “Having visited several libraries at different universities, I realized the importance to me of a lively, diverse, committed-to-human-growth atmosphere.”
  • August 6
    Karen Gross, assistant professor of English, won a 2008 Graves Award in recognition of her teaching accomplishments.
  • August 6
    In February, the Department of English hosted a well-attended poetry symposium, cosponsored by the Kinsman Foundation, to explore the relevancy of poetry in today’s world.

Blurbs

  • Don’t give yourself boatloads of free time immediately after graduation. Keep working hard, and don’t stop meeting new people.

    However, don’t put pressure on yourself to follow the path defined by your major. Allow your plans to change, and stay open to opportunities and surprises.

  • It’s said that when a student is ready, a teacher will appear. Be ready. Show up; step up, and stay up. Keep an open heart and an open mind. Learn at your own pace. Be good to yourself and enjoy the moment!

  • It feels like the decisions you make right now will dictate what you will be doing for the rest of your life and that is not so. A liberal arts education teaches you how to learn so you can continue to learn and grow for the rest of your life. There are seasons to life and you can redirect yourself to follow your passion at any time. I have been a non-profit fund raiser, a mom, a sign language interpreter and event planner. To every thing there is a season.

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