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Introducing HOMESPUN MERCIES

DJ is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of her first collection of poetry, Homespun Mercies. The book and cover art will be unveiled at Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, Colorado on November 15, 5-7 p.m., during a reception for the exhibit More Than Thread. Details here.

GONE DOGS

In December of 2014, DJ committed to writing a poem a day. One of those poems, “Harry,” (written toward a post on Facebook) will soon be published in Volume 1 of Gone Dogs. “Born from a blog post in 2010, Gone Dogs is a tribute to the dogs that have left us, written by the people who loved them. When it’s finished, Gone Dogs will be a beautiful coffee table book chock full of stories and photographs from people across the world who chose to share their tributes with us.”

PUBLICATION NEWS:

Young Ravens Literary Review recently published DJ’s collage “An Apology to My Inner Poet.” The piece will also appear in DJ’s first collection of poetry, Homespun Mercies, to be published later this spring.

HAMLINE UNIVERSITY 2017 UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

The senior speaker selection committee chose Debbie Johnson-Hill from three finalists who auditioned for the role. Senior speaker candidates were asked to prepare a 3-5 minute speech that they would offer the graduating class, families, and guests. Students, faculty, and staff were present for the final auditions and offered the selection committee their feedback on the finalists’ speeches. Congratulations to Johnson-Hill on being selected senior speaker for the Class of 2017. Undergraduate Commencement was held May 20, 2017. 

INTRODUCING HOMESPUN MERCIES

DJ was joined by musicians John Hatanaka and John Stuckey for First Friday at Roadside Gallery in Carbondale, Colorado. Prior to the event, the trio chatted with KDNK’s Express Yourself host Luke Nestler. Hear more…

COLLAGES PUBLISHED

Three of DJ’s collages were recently published in a special issue of The Rumpus—an online literary magazine—as part of their special series ENOUGH, addressing issues of rape culture, domestic violence, and sexual assault. With over 400 submissions, the series will run every Tuesday. See DJ’s work on The Rumpus.

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