Monthly Archives: August 2013

A poetry reading by Harry Thomas, Tuesday 17 September, at the Editorial Institute

Harry Thomas will read from his new book of poems, Some Complicity, about to be published by Un-Gyve Press.

Tuesday 17 September, at 5.30 p.m., at the Editorial Institute, 143 Bay State Road. Wine will be served.

Harry Thomas, who taught at Boston University before he moved to California, is the author of May This Be (Jackdaw Press 2001); the translator of Joseph Brodsky’s “Gorbunov and Gorchakov” (To Urania, Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1987); and the editor of Thomas Hardy: Selected Poems (Penguin 1993) as well as of Montale in English (translations by various hands, Penguin 2002). His critical work includes Berryman’s Understanding (Northeastern 1988).

RSVP to Lesley Moreau, lesleymoreau@gmail.com

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Literary Matters 6.2 is Now Available

A new issue of Literary Matters is now available.

Inside this issue, news of exciting events and details of other important developments abound: invitations to the LiT Forum and NYC Local Meetings, a “Save the Date” for the 2014 Annual Conference, and introductions to the candidates in this year’s ALSCW Elections. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy fascinating feature articles that explore authorial intent, the motives that drive the creation of different forms of literature, and how a writer’s personality informs every piece produced, even when the subject matter may seem to suggest otherwise.

Please find the issue in .pdf, by clicking here.

With best wishes,

The Office

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Plea for Meringoff Matching Grant Donations — Deadline Sept. 15

Dear ALSCW Member,

I write from the Adirondack mountains in NY on a very rainy August day to report on the Meringoff matching fund drive and to ask your continued support. As you will recall, Stephen J. Meringoff has again pledged this year to match $13,500 raised from the membership to support any aspect of the association, including the operating expenses of the office. This is an extraordinary pledge, not only for the evidence it offers of Mr. Meringoff’s ongoing generosity, but also for its recognition of the importance—and cost—of the infrastructure that keeps the organization functioning. These are the hardest kinds of funds to raise and through the matching gift Mr. Meringoff has pledged we have the chance to see our dollars go twice as far in an area where they are sorely needed.

In the few months since the drive started, we have raised close to 60% of the funds. This amount has come from a small percentage of the membership. If those of you who have not yet given were to give something now, and if those of you who gave already were to give a little more, we would certainly approach if not exceed our goal. The council has shown tremendous leadership in this effort, raising 10% of the total before the drive began and, recently, doubling that amount through a second round of contributions. I ask you to consider joining them in their generosity.

We are setting a deadline of September 15, 2013, to report to Mr. Meringoff and, we trust, show our success. Please consider giving at any level to this important campaign. Donations can be made through the website at http://alscw.org/donate/donate-now/index.html, by credit card, or by check.

Thank you very much.

With all best wishes,

Sarah Spence

Distinguished Research Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature

University of Georgia

President, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

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