May 5, 2005
Jan D. Hodge, Morningside College professor emeritus of English, has recently had several works of poetry published.
Two shaped poems “Genesis” and “The One That Got Away” appear in the 30:2 issue of the New Orleans Review, published by Loyola University in New Orleans, La. Founded in 1968, the New Orleans Review is an international journal of contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, film, and book reviews. It has published an eclectic variety of writings by significant and emerging writers such as Hunter S. Thompson, Walker Percy, Ellen Gilchrist, and Joyce Carol Oates.
“Good Question,” a lyric, appears in the Winter 2005 issue of Classical Outlook, a publication of the American Classical League. The journal is the leading publication for teachers of Latin, Greek, and classical humanities.
Hodge’s prize-winning shaped poem “Carousel” will appear in the 5th edition of the poetry textbook “Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry,” edited by David Mason and due out in June by the McGraw-Hill Companies in New York, N.Y. The poem won the 1997 Word Art American Poets Prize.
A double-dactylic version of the nursery rhyme “Jack Sprat” appears in the poetry anthology “Kiss and Part: Laughing at the End of Romance and Other Entanglements,” edited by Gail White and published this year by Doggerel Daze in Cupertino, Calif.
Hodge was professor of English at Morningside from 1967 to 1997. He is the author of “Poems to be Traded for Baklava,” which was the Onionhead Literary Quarterly annual chapbook for 1997, and “Academic Varsity,” a history of the interdepartmental honors program at Morningside. He was invited to participate in the 2005 Des Moines Poetry Festival held in April and continues to do readings and programs for local classes and civic groups.