December 20, 2011
English Professor Sharon Cumberland has published her poetry in a new book, “Peculiar Honors” (Black Heron Press, 2011). The collection covers everything from children in shopping carts to Keats dying in Rome—always pointing to an alternative reality that becomes visible through the lens of poetry. “Poetry strives to get the most out of language” Cumberland said. “The process is both rewarding and redemptive.” Cumberland earned her Ph.D. from the City University of New York and joined the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1994. She directs the Creative Writing Program in the English Department and teaches poetry, American Literature, and courses in new media. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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