Launch of Fairmont State University’s Kestrel Issue 47

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Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art and the Department of Humanities at Fairmont State University are pleased to announce the publication of Kestrel 47, the Summer 2022 issue.

Kestrel 47 features visual art by Amanda Hartzell and Roger Camp and poetry and prose by Cameron Barnett, Joseph Bathanti, Jan Beatty, Paul Brooke, Fleda Brown, Brian Builta, Michelle Cacho-Negrete, Claire Cox, Nicelle Davis , Anthony Gomez III, Lea Graham, Paul Graseck, René Houtrides, Ann Hudson, Bill King, Diane Lederman, John Minczeski, Allan Peterson, Sean Sexton, Meghan Sterling and Suzanne Swanson. Reviews for the issue are by Michael Gills, Max Heinegg and Mackenzie Rogers.

Kestrel 47 also features contributions from the Kestrel Symposium: Writing Through the Pandemic: Contemporary Folklore held April 8-9 at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center. Contributors include Douglas Van Gundy, Sally Rosen Kindred, Bob Kunzinger, Daniel McTaggart, Natalie Sypolt, Jane Varley, Robert Wallace and Randi Ward.

“The return to in-person events, like the Symposium in April, which was funded by a mini-grant from Fairmont State, and the upcoming celebration, provide opportunities for students and the entire campus to engage with visiting writers and for those writers to experience all that Fairmont State has to offer,” said Donna Long, professor of English at Fairmont State University and managing editor of Kestrel.

Since 1993, Kestrel has published writers and artists from around the world, and since 2008 has celebrated each semiannual issue by bringing contributors to the Fairmont State campus for a weekend of literary events. The on-campus Kestrel Celebration is scheduled for October 14-15.

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.fairmontstate.edu/kestrel.

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