Friday, December 16, 2005

"Dog Culture" featured in The Week

Andrew Blauner, an agent (but not mine) and editor of a new anthology called Coach, was asked to pick his six favorite anthologies for The Week--a magazine that mostly reprints journalism from the past week. My first dog book--Dog Culture--made the list! Here's what he says:

"Dog Culture edited by Ken Foster (Lyons Press, $17). The writers showcased here are writing not just about their own dogs but on dogs as social lubricant, and other such themes. The collection kicks off with “What Coco Ate” by National Book Award finalist Rene Steinke, and also features excellent pieces by Nicholas Dawidoff, Annie Bruno, and Pearl Abraham. Made me miss my old collie, Drummer."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ken,

USM has a position in CW open now. Did you see that?

BB

kfoz said...

Um, no. All I found was composition.

Anonymous said...

Here is the posting from MLA

English, 118 College Dr. # 5037, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 http://www.centerforwriters.com
Assistant Professor Fiction [2100]
The Center for Writers in the Department of English at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a tenure track, nine-month appointment in creative writing, fiction, at the assistant professor level beginning August 2006. We seek an individual with at least one published book of fiction and significant teaching experience. Minimum qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in creative writing, demonstrated evidence of ability to teach effectively and to publish creative work. Preferred qualifications: doctorate in Creative Writing, interest in nonfiction, craft, aesthetics.

Additional information about the Center for Writers may be found at www.centerforwriters.com. Departmental Web site is at www.usm.edu/english. Duties involve graduate and undergraduate teaching in a nationally respected creative writing program, committee work, possible editorial work on the literary magazine Mississippi Review, thesis and dissertation committee work, and participation in the life of the Center for Writers, an autonomous program within the English department.

Completed applications received by March 1, 2006, will receive full consideration. A complete application will contain a vita, three letters of reference, academic transcripts, samples of published work, and a 1000-1500 word statement regarding your writing. Send applications to Frederick Barthelme, Director, Center for Writers, 118 College Drive # 5144,
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001.

Sara said...

Hey anonymous, I don't know who you are, but stop encouraging ken to take a job in MS. Ken, that job doesn't exist. Besides, the framwork and criteria are WAY OFF.

kfoz said...

What's interesting is that Anonymous has the initials BB. And the last time we had a BB posting on the board they were admiring Susan's ass and incorrectly guessing that Case was employed. HMMMMM.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Foster,
Thank you for a beautiful read. You trully are dog heavenly sent. Please continue on; the lost ones need us the most.
Noah, the old man I found in a storm, sends his regards and has just front pawed the enter key.
Take very good care...