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Bengals at Work: Colin Dabkowski, ’20, ’22
05/24/2021
Bengals at Work: Colin Dabkowski, ’20, ’22

Bengals at Work: Colin Dabkowski, ’20, ’22

Bengals at Work: Colin Dabkowski, ’20, ’22 April 23, 2021 By Michael Canfield After spending 15 years as a journalist and art critic, graduate student Colin Dabkowski decided he needed a change. Dabkowski, who worked at the Buffalo News for nearly 13 years, wanted a career that aligned with his ...

Congratulation to our graduates!
05/20/2021
Graduation Video

Congratulation to our graduates!

Congratulations to our graduates!

05/06/2021

We grieve the loss of Saniyya Dennis and our thoughts and hearts are with her family and loved ones.

05/06/2021

If this is you right now, we can help! Book your end-of-semester appointment NOW!!! We're open through Thursday, May 13. (But don't delay...open appointment spots are going fast!)

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04/29/2021

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"Four AM can be a devastating hour. The day, no matter what kind of day it was is indisputably over; almost instantaneously, a new day begins: and how will one bear it? Probably no better than one bore the day that is ending, possibly not as well. Moreover, a day is coming one will not recall, the last day of one’s life, and on that day one will oneself become as irrecoverable as all the days that have passed.

"It is a fearful speculation — or, rather, a fearful knowledge — that, one day one’s eyes will no longer look out on the world. One will no longer be present at the universal morning roll call. The light will rise for others, but not for you.

"Sometimes, at four AM, this knowledge is almost enough to force a reconciliation between oneself and all one’s pain and error. Since, anyway, it will end one day, why not try it — life — one more time?"--James Baldwin, from NOTHING PERSONAL by Baldwin and Richard Avedon.

04/28/2021

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Great feature on our alum Colin Dabkowski!
04/23/2021
Bengals at Work: Colin Dabkowski, ’20, ’22

Great feature on our alum Colin Dabkowski!

Bengals at Work: Colin Dabkowski, ’20, ’22 April 23, 2021 By Michael Canfield After spending 15 years as a journalist and art critic, graduate student Colin Dabkowski decided he needed a change. Dabkowski, who worked at the Buffalo News for nearly 13 years, wanted a career that aligned with his ...

Promo for BABEL: Ta-Nehisi Coates on April 22
04/22/2021
Promo for BABEL: Ta-Nehisi Coates on April 22

Promo for BABEL: Ta-Nehisi Coates on April 22

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center as we welcome bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates for a virtual BABEL evening & conversation with JBLC Artistic Director Ba...

04/20/2021

Statement from Katherine Conway-Turner, President at Buffalo State College:

“Let me be absolutely clear—Black Lives Matter at Buffalo State College. The viewpoint expressed in a video clip circulating online by a part-time instructor clearly runs counter to all that we stand for at Buffalo State. While free expression and debate is welcome on our campus and in our classrooms, we must always recognize that free speech is not without consequence for those it reaches. At its core, Black Lives Matter is a human rights statement. While we do not yet have the full context of the instructor’s comments, the reality is the sentiment she expressed lays bare an insensitivity to the historic and current lived experiences of all people of color. Her message as presented is unacceptable. We must and we will strive for better. I have asked my Chief Diversity Officer to gather all pertinent details concerning the matter.”

04/16/2021

The #NationalPoetryMonth celebrations continue!

04/15/2021
new ideas for the student lounge when we are back on campus...🤩
03/24/2021

new ideas for the student lounge when we are back on campus...🤩

So cute!

Five Novels About Solving Crimes in Native Communities
03/17/2021
Five Novels About Solving Crimes in Native Communities

Five Novels About Solving Crimes in Native Communities

In my debut thriller, Firekeeper’s Daughter, 18-year-old Daunis witnesses a murder and must use her knowledge of chemistry, traditional Ojibwe medicines, and even hockey to find out who is be…

03/17/2021
03/12/2021

A little Friday fun: Dr. Herb joins tutors John and Madison to record the next episode of Just Write: The Buffalo State Writing Center podcast! What topics are you interested in hearing us cover in future episodes?🤔

First-Year Students Become Published Authors through Writing Course
03/05/2021
First-Year Students Become Published Authors through Writing Course

First-Year Students Become Published Authors through Writing Course

First-Year Students Become Published Authors through Writing Course July 1, 2020 By Laurie Kaiser Adam Zaremski, '06, and Jane Sullivan Because of an applied learning project that Jane Sullivan, Buffalo State College writing lecturer, decided to pursue last fall, at least 30 freshmen in 2019–2020 ...

Must-Read Poetry: March 2021 - The Millions
03/05/2021
Must-Read Poetry: March 2021 - The Millions

Must-Read Poetry: March 2021 - The Millions

Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at six new poetry titles from the likes of Adrienne Su, Dennis James Sweeney, and Karen Fish.

03/03/2021

Back by popular demand...it's virtual Bengal Study Night: Midterm Edition!! Come join us!

02/28/2021
02/27/2021
02/23/2021

We are sad to announce that Lawrence Ferlinghetti, distinguished American poet, artist, and founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, has died in San Francisco, California. He was 101 years old.

Ferlinghetti was instrumental in democratizing American literature by creating (with Peter D. Martin) the country’s first all-paperback bookstore in 1953, jumpstarting a movement to make diverse and inexpensive quality books widely available. He envisioned the bookstore as a “Literary Meeting Place,” where writers and readers could congregate to shares ideas about poetry, fiction, politics, and the arts. Two years later, in 1955, he launched City Lights Publishers with the objective of stirring an “international dissident ferment.” His inaugural edition was the first volume of the City Lights Pocket Poets Series, which proved to be a seminal force in shaping American poetry.

Ferlinghetti is the author of one of the best-selling poetry books of all time, A Coney Island of the Mind, among many other works. He continued to write and publish new work up until he was 100 years old, and his work has earned him a place in the American canon.

For over sixty years, those of us who have worked with him at City Lights have been inspired by his knowledge and love of literature, his courage in defense of the right to freedom of expression, and his vital role as an American cultural ambassador. His curiosity was unbounded and his enthusiasm was infectious, and we will miss him greatly.

We intend to build on Ferlinghetti’s vision and honor his memory by sustaining City Lights into the future as a center for open intellectual inquiry and commitment to literary culture and progressive politics. Though we mourn his passing, we celebrate his many contributions and give thanks for all the years we were able to work by his side.

We love you, Lawrence. 💖

02/22/2021
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02/21/2021
Check out the conversation that Dr. Lorna Perez had last week with Aspen Literary Award nominee Susan Abulhawa as part o...
02/19/2021
Aspen Words Announces 5 Finalists For 2021's Literary Prize

Check out the conversation that Dr. Lorna Perez had last week with Aspen Literary Award nominee Susan Abulhawa as part of the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s SHELTER event.

https://fb.watch/3KUz1aixty/

The $35,000 prize honors fiction that "illuminates vital contemporary issues." This year's finalists deal with everything from Native American land ownership to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Lifts a glass to the French, though the Romanian is very cute...
02/18/2021

Lifts a glass to the French, though the Romanian is very cute...

Postures of Transport: Sex, God, and Rocking Chairs
02/17/2021
Postures of Transport: Sex, God, and Rocking Chairs

Postures of Transport: Sex, God, and Rocking Chairs

What if chairs had the ability to shift our state of consciousness, transporting the imagination into distant landscapes and ecstatic experiences, both religious and erotic? In an essay about the British and American fascination with rocking chairs and upholstery springs in the 19th century, Hunter....

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