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The summer 2014 issue of “Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature” is now available. The journal, which features jazz-related poetry, fiction and non-fiction, is edited by Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College.
This issue is framed by two independent and strong women, starting with the cover art picturing Billie Holiday, with an opening essay by artist Nicole Kallenberg, and ending with an extensive interview between Feinstein and author Hettie Jones, who speaks at length about the racism and sexism of the 1960s.
The issue also includes two poems by Baron James Ashanti, a former member of the Black Arts Movement. Other poets include Betsy Sholl, former Poet Laureate of Maine, and Robert Gibb, author of 10 poetry collections. Poet Paul Zimmer offers the issue an improvisational response to lines from an A. E. Housman poem. Also, Sydney Lea, the current Poet Laureate of Vermont, provides four livening short essays for the issue.
“Brilliant Corners” is published at Lycoming College. It is funded in part by the college, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and private endowments. This journal is indexed by Humanities International Complete. One-year subscription: $12. Add $6 for international orders. Send check or money to Brilliant Corners, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701. More information can be found at www.lycoming.edu/BrilliantCorners.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and 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 www.lycoming.edu.