— Hilbert professor Megan Witzleben had an article accepted to English Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal. The title of her article is “A Portable Hearth in Great Expectations: Pip’s Search for Home in London.” The expected publication date for the article is fall/winter 2018.
— Hilbert English professor Herb Kauderer had a busy winter break headlined by two award nominations. His poem “After” was nominated for the Rhysling Award as the best short poem of 2016. Professor Kauderer was first nominated in this category in 1992 and this is the fifth time his poetry has been so nominated. In addition, his poem “Cobblestone Dragon” http://www.polutexni.com/?p=1153 was nominated for the Rhysling Award as the best long poem of 2016. Professor Kauderer was first nominated for this category in 1993, and this is the fourth time his poetry has been nominated for this accolade. In late spring the poems will appear in the Rhysling Award Anthology. The Rhysling Awards are international awards that are adjudicated by the SFPA and have been awarded every year since 1978.
— In December professor Kauderer’s poems “Fly Movie Rationalization” and “Extremist” appeared in Disturbed Digest. In January he had three short poems in Star*Line magazine. The poems “The Ways of Murphy” and “Darwin’s Nightmare” have appeared in Grievous Angel http://www.urbanfantasist.com/grievous-angel. His poem “Old Tom Bedloe” appeared in the anthology Care. Professor Kauderer also had prose publications including “In Memoriam: Scott E. Green 1951-2016” in Star*Line, and three book reviews in Speculative Poetry Book Reviews on the SFPA website and excerpted in Star*Line.