Laura Donnelly (left) of the English and creative writing faculty recently released “Watershed,” an award-winning poetry collection whose genesis is a story of observation, practice and perseverance. “Watershed” earned the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize and was published by the company. In this collection, Donnelly finds inspiration in the often-overlooked work and experiences within
Viktoria Valenzuela ’10 dispels every stereotype of the isolated writer. No garret room, no solitary pursuits for this San Antonio author. It’s as if, having found her voice at SUNY Oswego, she can’t stop using it. Valenzuela’s calendar is as packed with commitments as her poetry is rich with images—a writing workshop at Gemini Ink,
Eli Fleurant ’76 is a poet, philosopher, lecturer, inventor and historian. He created Diaphanism, a philosophy of reason, harmonic social-interaction, positive emotion and well-being. He received a master’s at St. John’s University and has taught at CUNY and Hoftsra University. He lives on Long Island and teaches modern languages at SUNY Farmingdale.
He is working on two books: Toussaint Louverture and the Panorama of Haiti: Before and After the Quake and Diaphanism: The Formula of Happiness.