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May 7, 2012

Literary publication, ‘Prairie Winds,’ available now

MITCHELL — The Dakota Wesleyan literary publication, “Prairie Winds,” is now available.

“Prairie Winds” is the annual publication funded by the DWU English department. Copies may be picked up around campus in Smith Hall and the McGovern Library and available online at http://www.dwu.edu/prairiewinds/.

This year’s editors were Ariel Ptak, Mitchell, Lacey Reuer, Gregory, and Amber Hiles, Mitchell. The faculty adviser was Dr. Joseph M. Ditta. Poetry, fiction and photography are welcome for submission to the selection committee and the publication prints every spring.

This year’s DWU contributors include the following:

Reuer; Hiles; Anne Weins, Mitchell; Moria Mathews, Dimock; Derek Driedger, assistant professor of English at DWU; and Jenna Anderson, a 2006 DWU graduate.

This year’s outside contributors include the following:

Arthur Gottlieb is an Oregon poet whose work has appeared in most small literary magazines, including: “The Ledge,” “Chiron Review,” “The Alembic,” “The Pacific Review,” “Lullwater Review,” and “Prairie Winds.”

David Sapp is a writer and artist living near Lake Erie. He teaches at Firelands College in Huron, Ohio. His poems have appeared widely in a number of venues across the nation. Additional publications include articles in the “Journal of Creative Behavior,” a chapbook, “Close to Home,” and his novel, “Flying Over Erie.”

Kel Curts is an amateur photographer from Saint Charles, Ill. 

Matthew J. Spireng’s book “What Focus Is”was published by Word Press in 2011. His book “Out of Body” won the 2004 Bluestem Poetry Award. His chapbooks are “Clear Cut,” “Young Farmer,” “Encounters,” “Just This,” and “Inspiration Point.”

Dana McCloud is an artist from South Dakota.

Donna Pucciani, a Chicago-based poet, has published poems in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia in such diverse journals as “International Poetry Review,” “The Pedestal”, “Shi Chao Poetry,” “Spoon River Poetry,” “Journal of the American Medical Association,” and “Christianity and Literature.” Her work has been translated into Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Her books include “The Other Side of Thunder,” “Jumping Off the Train,” “Chasing the Saints,” and “To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn.” A three-time Pushcart nominee, she has won awards from the Illinois Arts Council, The National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and Poetry on the Lake.

Daniel G. Snethen is an educator, naturalist and poet. Snethen is the publisher of “Darkling,” an annual poetry journal dedicated to the proliferation of dark poetry.

George Gott recently retired from teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he taught for many years. More than 700 of his poems have been published in various magazines in the United States and in many other countries.

Dennis Vannatta has published stories in many magazines and anthologies, including “Chariton Review,” “Boulevard,” “Antioch Review,” and “Pushcart XV,” and three collections:  “This Time,” “This Place” and “Prayers for the Dead,” both by White Pine Press, and “Lives of the Artists,” by Livingston Press. His newest collection, “Rockaway Children: Stories,” is forthcoming from Rising Star Press.

Robert Cooperman’s latest collection is “The Lily of the West.” “In The Colorado Gold Fever Mountains,” won the Colorado Book Award. His work has appeared previously in “Prairie Winds” and in “Sewanee Review,” and “The Mississippi Review.”

Diane Webster’s work has appeared in “Illya’s Honey,” “The Cape Rock” and other literary magazines.

Simon Perchik and Dean Phelps also have submissions.


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