Introducing: Jane Wong

by Jesse Henrickx As of fall semester 2016, the Pacific Lutheran University English Department has benefited from the addition of Visiting Assistant Professor Jane Wong, who is currently teaching courses in first-year and creative writing, as well as Asian American studies. Professor Wong describes her…

Student poets showcase their work at local coffee shop

TACOMA, WASH. (Dec. 12, 2016)- Jane Wong knows good poetry when she hears it. The published poet, who is a visiting assistant professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University, was impressed with her students’ prose and wanted to share them off campus. “They are real…

Student Reflections on Rick Barot’s December Reading at PLU

Last semester, two English Majors at PLU took a moment to reflect on their experiences attending Prof. Rick Barot’s public reading of poems from his most recent collection,  Chord .  Here are their accounts: Reflecting on Rick Barot’s Reading of Chord By Hannah Soltis On Thursday,…

CHORD: Short-listed for the 2016 PEN Literary Award

This morning the English Department found out that our very own Rick Barot’s latest collection of poems has been short-listed for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award . The website stipulates that PEN awards recognize “some of the best writers and translators working today.” Please…