poetry

Gary Dop announces second book of poems, Earth Never Settles

Gary Dop

Gary Dop, English professor and director of Randolph’s M.F.A. program in creative writing, has announced that his second book of poems, Earth Never Settles, will be published by Red Hen Press. The title for the book, which will be released in 2020, is inspired by the final line of one of Dop’s poems. He is... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces new M.F.A. program in creative writing

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Randolph College has announced the addition of a new master of fine arts program in creative writing. The first semester is set to begin in July 2018. The two-year, low-residency M.F.A. program is the first of its kind in Virginia, and will provide an immersive, personalized experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. The... READ MORE >>

History lessons

Shaun Spencer-Hester shows Nour Elkhamra '17 a wall of photos kept by her grandmother, Anne Spencer.

When Nour Elkhamra ’17 moved from Canada to the United States several years ago, she quickly realized life in America is much different from how it’s portrayed in the movies. This summer, she is getting even more lessons in American culture and history as part of a Summer Research project at the Anne Spencer House... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor’s poetry published in North American Review, New Ohio Review, Florida Review

Gary Dop

Randolph English professor Gary Dop’s poetry has recently been published in three national literary publications. Dop’s latest poem, “The System Works,” was published in the North American Review, the oldest literary magazine in the United States. He also recently published two new poems—“The Double” and “Marriage at 17 Years”—in the latest issue of New Ohio... READ MORE >>

Bessenger, Dop approved for tenure

Suzanne Bessenger and Gary Dop

Last week, the Randolph College Board of Trustees approved religious studies professor Suzanne Bessenger and English professor Gary Dop for tenure. Bessenger came to Randolph in 2011 and teaches courses on Asian religions. As an undergraduate, she designed a major in anthropology and Asian studies to complete her degree at Mills College in Oakland, California.... READ MORE >>

Sugar House Review publishes work by Randolph graduates, professor

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Evan Scarborough ’17, Hannah Edwards ’16, and English professor Gary Dop each earned a byline as contributors for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 issue of the award-winning poetry magazine, Sugar House Review. Scarborough, a political science major, graduated from Randolph this month, and Edwards just finished her first semester as a graduate student at the University... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor’s op-ed published in Washington Post

Gary Dop

A social justice-themed op-ed by English professor Gary Dop was published in Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post. The article, entitled “A Field Trip’s Hard Lesson,” is the latest in a stream of published works by Dop in the last month. His poem, “The Rain,” was published in the Louisville Review’s 40th anniversary issue, and... READ MORE >>

Distinguished alumnae authors to open fall Visiting Writers Series

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Authors Christina Stoddard ’99 and Jennifer Whitaker ’02 are the featured speakers for the first Visiting Writers Series event this fall at Randolph. Both alumnae will read their award-winning poetry in the Alice Ashley Jack Lounge of the Smith Memorial Building Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Stoddard is the author of Hive, which was selected... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor disconnects as part of alumna-sponsored fellowship

Laura-Gray Street

A two-week creative writing fellowship recently sent a Randolph English professor off the grid. Laura-Gray Street was recently awarded a Garland Distinguished Fellowship, which allowed her to attend a two-week creative writing retreat at the Hambidge Creative Residency Center in rural Georgia. Street, who is on sabbatical, said the experience helped her find inspiration for... READ MORE >>

Randolph English professor’s poem published in Blackbird magazine

Gary Dop

Randolph English professor Gary Dop’s new poem, “What Is It Like to Get Punched in the Face?” is featured in the fall 2015 edition of Virginia Commonwealth University’s award-winning literary and arts magazine, Blackbird. Dop has also recently been published in the Great Plains Quarterly, for which he wrote a review of Deep Map Country:... READ MORE >>