Book Launch: Apocalypse, Darling by Barrie Jean Borich

 

Apocalypse, Darling by Barrie Jean Borich
Chicago Launch Reading
with special guests Juan Martinez, Christine Rice, Tara Betts, & T Clutch Fleischmann

Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 PM
Women and Children First Bookstore
5233 N. Clark Street
on the CTA #22 bus line or a 10-minute walk west from the Berwyn Red Line stop
FREE!

Apocalypse, Darling soars and seems to live as a new form altogether. It’s poetry, a meditation on life as “the other”, creative non-fiction, and abstract art. More than anything, there are many moments like this in Apocalypse, Darling that make it soar in stunning clarity.” —PopMatters

“Every page reveals the depth of Borich’s craft. . . . Apocalypse, Darling is a book for attentive readers, and is best read in one sitting. The magic of Borich’s prose makes it difficult to look away.”—Lambda Literary

From award-winning author Barrie Jean Borich comes Apocalypse, Darling, a narrative, lyrical exploration of the clash between old and new. Set in the steel mill regions of Chicago and in Northwest Indiana, the story centers on Borich’s return to a decimated landscape for a misbegotten wedding in which her spouse’s father marries his high school sweetheart. The book is a lilting journey into an ill-fated moment, where families attempt to find communion in tense gathering spaces and across their most formative disappointments. Borich tells the story of the industrial heartland that produced the steel that made American cities—while also being one of the most toxic environmental sites in the world.

As concise as a poem and as sweeping as an epic novel, Apocalypse, Darling explores the intersection of American traditional and self-invented social identities and the destruction and regreening of industrial cityscapes. Borich asks: Can toxic landscapes actually be remediated, and can patriarchal fathers ever really be forgiven? In a political climate where Borich is forced to daily reenter the toxic wastelands she thought she’d long left behind, Apocalypse, Darling is an urgent collision of broken spaces, dysfunctional affections, and the reach toward familial and environmental repair.

Barrie Jean Borich is the award-winning author of Body Geographic and My Lesbian Husband. She is an Associate Professor of creative writing and publishing at DePaul University in Chicago, where she edits Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.

DePaul Spring English Conference Call for Submissions

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We are excited to announce DePaul’s 9th Annual Spring English Conference, to be held on Friday, April 27, 2018. We are now accepting submissions of both creative and academic writing and we encourage you to submit your work!

The conference will be held in Arts & Letters Hall, and will include several unique panels of student presentations, a dynamic keynote speaker, a reception, and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what you’ve been working on and support your peers (plus, it looks great on a resume).

The submission deadline is March 30th. 

 Submission guidelines

If you have any questions, email us at englishconference.dpu@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your work!

Camila Restrepo, MAE
Anne Terashima, MAWP
Conference Co-Organizers

ENG Fun: First Annual Campus Gnome Hunt

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DePaul’s Student Orgs’ Inaugural Gnome Hunt 2018 will take place February 5-9.  Student Organizations and DePaul offices have adopted gnomes they’ve decorated and named.  These gnomes are hidden around the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses during the week of the Gnome Hunt.  Students who find a gnome can bring it to the Office of Student Involvement to receive DePaul swag and a Chartwells gift card.

Swing by the English offices in Arts and Letters Hall on Wednesday this week to see if you can find the English Department’s gnome, Gnomeo (…Gnome-eo, Gnome-eo.  Wherefore art, thou, Gnome-eo?).

And, keep your eyes peeled to our social media sites for hints about Gnomeo’s whereabouts…

Happy Hunting!

ENG Advising: Spring Enrollment Begins Feb. 8

English majors: spring and summer registration begins on February 8.  Most seniors will enroll on the 8th; then enrollment dates and times will open for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen throughout the following week in order of descending credit hours earned.  To view your specific enrollment date and time, please check your Student Center (https://offices.depaul.edu/depaul-central/student-resources/learning-center/Pages/student-center.aspx) in CampusConnect.

View Spring course descriptions.

If you need advice before or during registration, you may rely on your English Faculty Advisors or James Phelps.  Instructions for how to schedule a meeting with Mr. Phelps are in the infographic below (click on it for full instructions).

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