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Meet the Faculty: David Orr

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David Orr’s creative and critical work has been lauded by The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.He has been a guest on PBS and NPR and called “highbrow brilliant” by New York magazine. The poetry columnist for the New York Times Book Review, Orr’s poetry and critical collections include You, Too Could Write a Poem,The Road Not Taken,Beautiful and Pointless and Dangerous Household Items. A native South Carolinian, David lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter. You can visit his website here

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Meet the Faculty: Richard Murray

image1.jpegRichard Murray earned his B.A. from Goddard College in Vermont, a well known experimental school focused mainly on the creative arts. While there, he was the poetry editor of The Goddard Journal. He went on to earn his MA in English/creative writing from Rutgers University-Newark.  His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Moth, Poetry East, Slipstream, The Bitter Oleander, Santa Fe Literary Review, The Broome Review, Rattle, and other literary journals.

Richard is a member of the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Folk Festival (run by Rutgers), where his work has primarily focused on New Jersey's Native American Indian tribes. He has also served on the Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor's Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Populations in Rutgers History. In this role, he focused on Native American issues, and obtained a grant from the Chancellor that enabled the New Jersey Folk Festival to showcase NJ's state-recognized tribes.

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Meet the Faculty: Susan Miller

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Susan Miller is a non-tenure track faculty member who has been at Rutgers since 2005. She has been writing since she was very young,  and studied with Marie Ponsot for 11 years after completing graduate school. In her words, Ponsot "taught me by the observation method and that's also the way I teach--by observing technique, content, and style rather than critiquing them." Her book, Communion of Saints was published in 2017, and her poetry has been included in the anthologies Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion, and Spirituality and St. Peter's B-List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints. She won two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg awards for poetry and her work has been presented on BBC4 Radio.

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Students Speak: Syeda Ahmed'19

By Sabrina Del Piano

March 5, 2019

Read our Q & A with Syeda Ahmed'19, an English major and a creative writing minor.

Ahmed talks about how her love of magical realism began as a child, and how it's evolved upon becoming a writer. From listening to stories about magical sultans and canaries, to breaking down stere...


Students Speak: Candice M. Lopez ’19

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By Sabrina Del Piano

December 11, 2018

It was the day after the 2016 presidential election. English major Candice M. Lopez ’19  and her father, an immigrant from El Salvador, were getting breakfast a local deli in downtown New Brunswick. As she often did, Lopez acted as a translator for her father. “I would always try to correct his grammar and pronunciation.” While Lopez was conversing with her father in Spani...


Students Speak: Syeda Saad

 

By Sabrina Del Piano 

November 6, 2018

 

For Syeda Saad ’19, doing the bare minimum is just not an option. “I like to have my hand in everything,” Saad says. As an English and Journalism double major and a creative writing and women’s and gender studies do...


130 Plays Later: An Interview with Writers House instructor Caridad Svich

 

October 25th, 2018

By Emily Ezzo '19 

“We have to lean on the pioneers and see how we can move that conversation forward.” ~Caridad Svich

This week, I sat down with Writers House instructor Caridad Svich, to discuss her past and present work as a playwright. Svich revealed that she’s completed 130 plays. Her latest is titled STAND, a...


Students Speak: Tanya Banerjee

By Sabrina Del Piano

Being true to yourself and others around you can be extremely hard. At least, that’s what Tanya Banerjee '19, a senior now minoring in creative writing, thought before taking her first creative writing class with Pulitzer Prize nominated poet, Evie Shockley. Afraid of letting her parents down, Banerjee s...


Bring Us Your Gently Used Books

Help us stock the Rutgers Writers House Lounge shelves with your gently-used books. We're looking for:

  • Novels
  • Poetry collections
  • Literary journals
  • Autobiography/Memoir
  • Anthologies
  • Faculty and lecturer publications

Sign up for the Creative Writing Winter Showcase

By Savannah Porcelli

Attention, student writers! The Writers House annual Winter Creativity Showcase is coming up, and we are seeking student work in five different categories. Submissions opened on Friday, October 19...