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Lisa Thaler ’84
Look Up: The Life and Art of Sacha Kolin
Biography / Midmarch Arts, 2008
In the 1930s, Sacha Kolin’s artworks were placed all over the world in public and private collections, yet after her death, the artist was forgotten. After Thaler acquired a painting of Kolin’s in 1988, she spent more than a decade ferreting out and “reclaiming” the artist and her turbulent life.
Constance Cappel ’59
The Smallpox Genocide of the Odawa Tribe at L’Arbre Croche, 1763: The History of a Native American People
Nonfiction - History / Edwin Mellen, 2007
This is the first contemporary study of the smallpox genocide directed against the Odawa by the British during the French and Indian War. This incident of bioterrorism is set within the history of the Odawa people from before 1763 to the present.
Elena Karina Byrne ’82
Poetry / Tupelo, 2007
Byrne’s poetry eloquently reveals, then carefully slices away, layer after layer of the masks we wear. Byrne is poetry moderator for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and was regional director of the Poetry Society of America for 12 years.
April Lindner MFA ’89 (co-editor)
Contemporary Poetry in the U.S.
Poetry / Midmarch Arts, 2008
A bilingual anthology of poems in English translated into Russian, the book has a sister anthology of contemporary Russian poets translated into English.