LC English Professor to Receive MFA

May 8th, 2007

Rosanne Osborne, PhD., Hixson Professor of English will receive the MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky on June 1, 2007. Osborne’s thesis, Between Dream and Memory, is a collection of poems in four parts: poems triggered by news stories juxtaposing autobiographical fragments and cultural commentary, a sonnet sequence that reckons with the shaping influence of tools in life, autobiographical memories of the poet’s childhood in Missouri, and persona poems depicting the life of Mark Twain. As part of her graduation requirements, Osborne will give a twenty-minute reading from her thesis at Spalding University on June 1st. She will also present a graduation lecture earlier that week on “The Heritage of the Deep Image Poets.”