Texas Poet Credits Oswego With Changing her Life

Viktoria Valenzuela '10

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,

Last Word: Sandy and Mr. Mangrove

Eli Fleurant '76

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.