Creative writing major and basketball player Charli Elliott '19 will deliver a commencement address — then go on to Taiwan to teach English as a second language.
Darlene Pagán, PhD
Office Hours Spring 2018: Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00PM, and by appointment.
Darlene Pagán is a Professor of Arts and Humanities at Pacific University, where she teaches creative nonfiction, research and writing, poetry, first-year seminar, and twentieth-century literature including courses such as Native American Literature and World Literature. She is an Associate Editor with Airlie Press in Portland, Oregon, and offers workshops in creative writing to the public including elementary schools, libraries, and community centers.
Since publishing a book of poems in 2015, Setting the Fires, Pagán recently completed a memoir project titled The Safest Place to Fall, which chronicles her struggles to diagnose and take care of her son, diagnosed with a rare inflammatory disease that prevents him from eating food, and will include some of her own cartooning. The project is expected to be completed in 2018, and she has already set her sights on a second book of poems and a middle grade fantasy.
Setting the Fires. Airlie Press, 2015.
“After the Parade.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction 37 (2011): here.
“Women We Call Malo.” Memoir(and) 3.2 (2010): 93-95.
Field, Hiram Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Cold Mountain Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Poet Lore, and Apple Valley Review, among others.
|ENGL 223||Native American Literature|
|ENGL 227||World Literature: Magical Realism|
|ENGW 201||Research and Writing|
|ENGW 206||Creative Writing, Poetry|
|ENGW 209||Creative Writing, Nonfiction|
|HUM 100||Storytelling: Potent Magic|
A creative writing major, Roth has tackled difficult subjects in her original works. “I hope that it opens up people’s minds and I hope that it makes people laugh,” said Roth, who says she employs “dark humor” to deal with sensitive subjects.
Only as the Day Is Long represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the mundane.