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Professors Share Published Work with Community

LYNCHBURG – Randolph professors Bunny Goodjohn and James
Peterson will share their creative writing talents with students from National
College Oct. 22 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Goodjohn, an assistant professor of English and director of the Writing
Program, is a graduate of the College who has since published a novel and has
been published in numerous literary journals.

Goodjohn will read from her newest work, The Weather House. The
collection traces the journey from addiction to recovery and was a finalist for
the New Rivers Press prize in 2007.

wrote her first novel, Sticklebacks and Snow Globes, during her senior
year in college. Her second novel, The
Beginning Things
, is under consideration for publication.

Goodjohn loves sharing her work with Randolph College students and the
community at large. “Poetry can exist without an audience, but it becomes what I
call ‘shoebox’ poetry – the kind of pieces that end up in a box under the bed,”
she said. “When shared, poetry forges brave connections between the poet, the
poem and the audience.”

>Goodjohn loves opening people’s minds to poetry. “I think sometimes you
have to have feed poetry – like chocolate – to tempt the people who feel they
have no interest in the genre,” she said. “The joy for me is the brand new
audience. Witnessing someone discover poetry for the first time is such

James Peterson, associate professor of English, is the
author of numerous published work including four poetry collections. One of
those works, The Owning Stone, was winner of the 1999 Benjamin Saltman
Award. His poems have appeared widely in magazines such as the Georgia Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner. He has also written
several plays.


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