Director, Rose O’Neill Literary House Associate Professor of English
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 five poetry collections, including most recently The Arranged Marriage (UNMP 2015), Red Army Red (Northwestern UP 2012), and Stateside (Northwestern UP 2010). Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, West 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.
Assistant Director, Rose O’Neill Literary House
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 Sugar House Review, The Lumberyard, The Feminist Wire, The Wolf Skin, Fairy Tale Review, Midway Journal, wicked alice, decomP, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and The Coachella Review. Her chapbook Imago was published by dancing girl press in 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.
Master Printer, Rose O’Neill Literary House
Office: Rose O’Neill Literary House, First Floor (Hours by appointment)
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.
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.
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.
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.