Moe Publishes Essay

May 3rd, 2022 § 0

Associate Professor of English Peter Wayne Moe has published “Proper Poetical Education” in The Millions, an online literary magazine. Follow this link to the essay:

English Alum Interviewed on SPU Voices Podcast

May 3rd, 2022 § 0

English alum Lauren Pattie ’09 sat down recently with the host of SPU Voices Podcast to talk about her work as a content manager with Pivot Northwest, a Lilly-grant-funded research effort based at SPU that’s finding ways to make the church a place more welcoming to twenty-something adults. Find Lauren’s interview online at or wherever you access podcasts.

Pongo Poetry Project Visits SPU

April 18th, 2022 § 0

Lecture by Editor of Ekstasis

April 14th, 2022 § 0

English Alum Publishes Meditation on Music Criticism

April 11th, 2022 § 0

English Department alum Joel Heng Hartse has recently published Dancing about Architecture is a Reasonable Thing to Do: Writing about Music, Meaning, and the Ineffable, from Wipf and Stock Publishers.

According to, Joel’s book “unpacks the rock writer Richard Meltzer’s assertion that writing about music should be a ‘parallel artistic effort’ with music itself—and argues that music and the impulse to write about it is part of the eminently mysterious desire for meaning-making that makes us human.”

Hartse is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.