Brilliant Corners summer issue publishes Lycoming College alumni

Brilliant Corners summer issue publishes Lycoming College alumni

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The 2012 summer issue of Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature has been released. Dr. Sascha Feinstein, the journal's founding editor, is an English professor at Lycoming College. Feinstein is also the editor of "Ask Me Now: Conversations of Jazz & Literature," which compiles the first 10 years of interviews that first appeared in Brilliant Corners.

Two Lycoming alumni are included in the newest issue. Stephen Cramer, a 1997 graduate, publishes his poem "Sonnet Ending with a Line by Miles." Cramer has authored two poetry books, one of which, "Shiva's Drum," was chosen for the National Poetry Series. Zach Cioffi, a 2012 graduate, publishes his first work with "Night Bus."

The issue also features an interview with Grammy Award winner Laurence Hobgood. Hobgood performs with Kurt Elling and has played with such musicians as Lee Konitz, Clark Terry and Joe Lovano. A published author, his article for JazzTimes, "The Art of Trio," won a Deems Taylor Award.

Additionally, the issue contains poems by Richard Jackson, author of 10 poetry books, translator, multiple award-winner and previous recipient of the Order of Freedom Medal from the president of Slovenia for humanitarian and literary work; Betsy Sholl, author of multiple poetry books and Poet Laureate of Maine; and David Wojahn, former Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Jazz artist Peter Bodge provides the cover art and a selection of images from his linoleum prints.

Brilliant Corners is published biannually and features jazz-related poetry, fiction and nonfiction. A subscription costs $12 a year ($18 for international orders). Send check or money to Brilliant Corners, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701. More information can be found at

Published at Lycoming College, Brilliant Corners is funded in part by Lycoming College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and private endowments.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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