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Literary House

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JEHANNE DUBROW

Director, Rose O’Neill Literary House Associate Professor of English

jdubrow2@washcoll.edu

(410) 778-7845

Office:  Rose O’Neill Literary House, Second Floor 

Ph.D., English – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Poetry – University of Maryland, 2003

B.A., “Great Books” Program – St. John’s College, Annapolis, 1997

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently Red Army Red (Northwestern UP 2012) and Stateside (Northwestern UP 2010).  In 2015, University of New Mexico Press will publish her fifth collection of poems, The Arranged Marriage. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie SchoonerWest Branch, The Hudson Review, and Ploughshares.  She has been a recipient of the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Towson University Prize for Literature, an Individual Artist’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and Howard Nemerov Poetry Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Sosland Foundation Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her scholarly and teaching interests include creative writing, formal poetry, prosody, American Jewish literature, Holocaust studies, and the graphic novel.  You can learn more about Jehanne’s work at her website.

 

imageLINDSAY LUSBY

Assistant Director, Rose O’Neill Literary House

llusby2@washcoll.edu

(410) 778-7899

Office:  Rose O’Neill Literary House, Second Floor Hours by appointment

B.A., English, Creative Writing – Washington College, 2008.

Lindsay Lusby is a poet, letterpress printer, bookbinder, typewriter-enthusiast, small press advocate, and avid tea-drinker. She helped to launch the first annual Chestertown Book Festival in 2009 and then the second in 2010. At home, she operates a Chandler & Price Pilot printing press under the name Thread Lock Press. Her poetry has been published in The Feminist WireThe Wolf SkinFairy Tale ReviewMidway Journal, wicked alice, decomP, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Coachella Review, and is forthcoming from The LumberyardSugar House Review, and The Feminist Wire. Her first chapbook Imago was published by dancing girl press in January 2014. She also maintains a blog where she chronicles her adventures in poetry, printing, and bibliophilia. Her literary interests include contemporary poetry, postmodern fiction, and folk and fairy tale scholarship. She serves as assistant editor for the Literary House Press and managing editor for the new literary journal, Cherry Tree.

 

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Administrative Assistant, Rose O’Neill Literary House

obailey2@washcoll.edu

(410) 810-5768

Office: Rose O’Neill Literary House, Second Floor   Hours by appointment

M.A., English – Washington College, 2009

B.A., American Studies – Washington College, 2007

Owen Bailey is a writer, but mostly a reader. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Washington College, having been a transfer student from Western Maryland College. The runner-up in the Upper-Shore Poetry contest, Bailey is interested in creative writing and has completed his M.A. in English at Washington College. His literary interests are 19th century American and British novels, short stories, Gothic Literature and Young Adult fiction. Since 2012, he has been the Chair of the Chestertown Book Festival Committee. His work has appeared in The Metric. He serves as sales representative for the Literary House Press.

 

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Master Printer, Rose O’Neill Literary House

mkaylor2@washcoll.edu

(410) 778-7896

Office:  Rose O’Neill Literary House,      First Floor (Hours by appointment)

 

 

 

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Puppy-in-Residence, 2014.

After the very sad loss of Argos the Wonderpup, a new dog has entered the history of the Literary House, Lola, a Bedlington Terrier. Her name suggests trouble and troublemaking:  as in Lolita, as in a showgirl, as in Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets. Lola is quickly making friends with everyone, proving herself to be an expert tail-wagger and face-licker.  She likes frozen carrots, stuffed dragons that squeak, and long walks on the grass.

 

 


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ARGOS

Dog-in-Residence, 2011 – 2014.

Named for Odysseus’ loyal companion in the The Odyssey, Argos was a great supporter of the arts and a fan of gluten-free, chicken-free treats. He could often be found in the Director’s office, either under her desk or watching “doggie television” (i.e. the windows that look out over the Literary House’s front porch). Although Argos went to play in the Elysian Fields on February 8, 2014, his fuzzy presence will be remembered lovingly by students and staff alike.

 

 

 

 

Back CameraLANGSTON HUGHES

Cat-in-Residence, 2010.

Not to be confused with the American jazz poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston was the second Literary House cat-in-residence. He joined us at the start of classes in 2010, after his owner abandoned him at the WC Boathouse. This sad story has a happy ending. The chubby and friendly Langston settled in and enjoyed naps, cuddles, and catching mice, before heading off to his adopted home in February 2011. 

 

imageEDITH WHARTON

Cat-in-Residence, 1992 – 2010.

Not the famous 20th Century author of Ethan Frome, but the famous Literary House cat-in-residence. For seventeen years she was a constant presence at Lit House readings and student meetings and had even been fed salmon sushi by author Neil Gaiman. Edith passed away on May 17, 2010, having hung around just long enough to watch the class of 2010 graduate.