Editor-in-Chief Positions Are OPEN at Crook & Folly

Crook & Folly, DePaul University’s award-winning, all-student journal of literature and art, seeks applications from graduate and undergraduate students for two challenging and exciting volunteer positions as 2021-22 Editors-in-Chief.  

The new editors will connect with the current editors sometime during Summer 2021 and will hire their section editors during Fall quarter 2020.  In usual years Editors-In-Chief must be enrolled and available during all regular quarters of the entire 2021-2022 academic year, and must be enrolled and in-residence at DePaul for the Winter and Spring 2021 quarters. Campus/remote expectations for the editors will shift in accordance with University guidelines for on-campus operations.  

Candidates for Editor-in-Chief should write a one-page (around 250 words) application letter describing relevant experience and commitment as well as vision for the magazine, and email it, as an attachment, to Professor Borich on or before 11:59 PM on Monday May 10th, 2021: bborich@depaul.eduProfessor Borich, the outgoing faculty advisor, will team up with Professor Ted Anton, the incoming faculty advisor, to conduct interviews via Zoom in mid-May, and make the appointments before the end of Spring Quarter 2021.  Please apply only if you are interested in the Editor-in-Chief position. All applications are considered, but current Crook & Folly staff members receive priority consideration for the head editor slots. (We strongly encourage newcomers to wait to apply to editorial staff positions in the Fall). Crook & Folly will call for staff and section editor applications in September 2021.  

If you have questions about what the work of the Editors-in-Chief entails,  please email crookandfolly@gmail.com and ask the  current Crook & Folly editors Caley and Jessica for their assistance. 

Celebrating Poetry East’s 100th Issue & 40th Anniversary

Founded in 1980, the internationally acclaimed literary magazine Poetry East is celebrating National Poetry Month in April with two milestones—its 40th anniversary and its 100th issue. Poetry East has been edited from the start by the noted poet and DePaul professor Richard Jones, who reminds us that poetry should be accessible to anyone who reads it and is enthralled with language and ideas. 

Coming up on April 21 at 6pm is a public celebration of the Poetry East double anniversary—40 years of operation and 100 issues—sponsored by the Chicago Public Library:

https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/6054f355b635ed4500a2cab6

Jones will be in conversation with Miles Harvey, director of the DePaul Publishing Institute and author of The King of Confidence.

Newsline recently featured a piece on the fortieth anniversary of Poetry East, a wonderful tribute to Richard’s hard work in creating and maintaining this preeminent literary journal. 

Learn more about the journal online​ and order your copy.

LGBTQ+ Studies Minor

Check out the new LGBTQ+ Studies newsletter here to get a flavor of the program and feel free to reach out to Prof. Borich with questions.

To complete the minor you need LGQ 150—Intro to LGBTQ Studies, and five electives, which are classes with at least 50% LGBTQ content.

James Phelps can help English majors signup for the minor. 

Love Talks Event — Tonight!

Join authors Michele Morano and Destiny O. Birdsong’s discussion as a part of the Visiting Writers Series. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-talks-an-evening-with-michele-morano-and-destiny-o-birdsong-tickets-132143850815

Michele Morano is the author of the essay collections Like Love and Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Essays, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and WaveForm: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women. She earned an MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa and currently chairs the English Department at DePaul University.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born fiction writer, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Catapult, African American Review, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and her debut novel is forthcoming from Grand Central in 2022. She earned both her MFA and PhD from Vanderbilt University, and now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.

Looking to Work at DePaul as a Graduate Student?

Happy New Year!

If you are planning to apply for a Graduate Assistantship in 2021-22, please use the link below to our Scholarship Connect website. Applications are due by January 31st for new and continuing students. 

https://depaul.academicworks.com/opportunities/35267.

For any questions, please contact Professor June Chung for the MALP at jchung10@depaul.edu or Professor Rebecca Johns-Trissler for the MAWP/MFA at Rebecca.johns@depaul.edu.

For Undergraduate students, take this opportunity into consideration if you’re applying for graduate school.