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Professor Susan McCarty (left) and Professor Alison Powell (right) admiring some of the art in recent volumes of The Oakland Arts Review.

The people behind The Oakland Arts Review: OU’s international undergrad literary arts journal

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

Now in its seventh volume, OU’s international undergraduate literary arts journal The Oakland Arts Review (OAR) is still chugging along — giving students professional publishing and editing experience...

Professor Peter Markus speaking about his work and the love he has for his students at last Wednesdays faculty/alumni reading.

Creative Writing Program hosts Faculty Alum Reading

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 23, 2022

The 2022 Faculty Alum Reading took place at 5:00 p.m. in the Oakland Center on Wednesday, March 16. With a virtual and in-person hybrid format, two alumni and a faculty member from Oakland University’s...

Creative Writing Professor Peter Markus doing his work as Senior Writer of InsideOut Detroit Literary Arts Project.

Beloved professor, alums to read for Creative Writing program’s 10th anniversary

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of OU’s Creative Writing program, the program is hosting a Creative Writing faculty/alumni reading featuring Professor Peter Markus alongside alums Suzanne Honda...

Oakland University Associate Professor of English & Creative Writing Annette Gilson.

Letter to the editor: The American cult of selfishness

Annette Gilson, Contributor November 30, 2021

Here in the U.S., we are taught to value wealth above most things. Wealth confers distinction on people. It makes them famous, lovable, admirable; it often puts them above the law. It doesn’t much matter...

OU Creative Writing Professor Peter Markus. His new book When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds details the death and dying of his father.

Professor Peter Markus talks love, grief, family in new collection of poetry

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2021

Creative Writing Professor and award winning author Peter Markus has released his first collection of poetry titled “When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds.” The new book, published by Wayne State...

Native Michigander shares experiences through poetry

Brian Figurski October 24, 2013

Laura Kasischke spoke as the honorary guest poet during the 26th Maurice Brown Memorial Poetry Reading Oct. 22.Maurice Brown was a professor at OU, who passed away in 1985. He had a passion for poetry,...

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