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Randolph Assistant Professor's Writing Recognized

Several publications to feature Wendy Miles' work

12/1/2008 4:27:10 PM


LYNCHBURG — Several publications have recently recognized Wendy Miles, assistant professor of English at Randolph College, for her writing.

“Smoke,” a personal essay about the two-time loss of her family’s general store in rural Virginia, appears in the current edition (#20, Winter 2008) of Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture .

“Swan,” a poem, will appear in the forthcoming in Southern Poetry Review, where it was a finalist for the journal’s 2007 Guy Owen Award.

“Regarding the Redbud,” a poem published in The Yalobusha Review , has just been nominated for inclusion in The Pushcart Prize anthology , which honors the best writing published by small presses in the previous year.

"Most of my writing draws from memory, which can be elusive," Miles said. "In the case of the essay "Smoke," translating an intimate memory into an observation on contemporary culture is gratifying, yes, but in a quiet, personal way."

Miles’ work has also appeared in various other literary journals including The Pedestal Magazine, The Dos Passos Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Hawaii Review, The

Comstock Review, and storySouth.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations