Category: Plymouth State University

PSU Poets and Artists Blaze A Novel Trail In New Exhibit

PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains has a new exhibit entitled, Finding Place On Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore The White Mountains. Assembled by curator and Associate Director of the Museum of the White Mountains Cynthia Robinson, English professor and poet Liz Ahl, printmaking coordinator and professor Kimberly Ritchie, and co-curator Parker Potter, the exhibit marries pieces of unique artwork...

Super Spooky Stuff: Nathaniel Hawthorne Died Right Here In Plymouth?!

Since October is upon us, and Halloween is rapidly approaching, let’s talk about how a totally famous author who wrote some pretty creepy stuff bit the dust right in our backyard! Puritanically obsessed Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, Young Goodman Brown and many other dark tales, originated from one of the spookiest spots in...

Sixty Years of Change for Orwell’s Masterpiece by David MacNeill

Ever since its initial release in 1949, George Orwell’s 1984 has been drawing attention for its dense themes and subtle jabs at censorship, surveillance, and “Stalinism” even to present day. For those unfamiliar with Orwell’s dystopian novel, it tells the story of Winston Smith, a man who goes against the grain by refusing to conform to his dictatorial, oppressive society....

PSU Student Gives Keynote Address at Annual PSU Connections Dinner

PSU Superstar English major Hannah Hounsell  was invited to give a keynote address at the 2016 Connections dinner for Scholarship recipients, their families, and esteemed Plymouth State guests.  Here is the text of her speech, posted with her permission: Good evening President and Mrs. Birx, honored guests, scholarship donors and fellow scholars, Allow me to start by thanking all the donors...

Deadline For Centripetal Submissions Is October 11th

Centripetal, Plymouth State University’s art and literary magazine, is accepting submissions until October 11th! Assembled and edited by PSU’s Poets and Writers, Centripetal brings together the written word and visual arts like photography and graphic design in a singular publication. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to submit their best poems, scripts, prose, and visual art. You can send your...

Our Own Paul Rogalus Featured On Flash Fiction Magazine’s Website!

PSU’s own Paul Rogalus, English professor and writer extraordinaire, just had his flash fiction story Grateful Black Denim featured on flashfictionmagazine.com! Grateful Black Denim is compact yet it packs a poignant punch as it examines the physicality of loss and how those we love are always with us even after they’re gone. Paul’s two cents on this piece and the process of publication?...