Elder inducted into Lakeland University’s Fine Arts Gallery of Distinction

Karl Elder at the Lakeland University Fine Arts Gallery of Distinction induction ceremony.

On January 27, 2017, the fine arts faculty at Lakeland University were proud to induct Fessler Professor Karl Elder into the Lakeland University Fine Arts Gallery of Distinction for his inspiration of continuing excellence and achievement in writing.

Karl has obviously contributed tremendously to Lakeland, and has impacted countless students’ lives. He has also impacted the national literary scene. ~ Nate Lowe, dean of the School of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Read more about this event at Lakeland University’s website and on the Facebook page for the Lakeland University Writing Program.

Kriesel reviews Earth as It is in Heaven

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 9.08.13 AMIn a review posted by The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, Michael Kriesel writes of Karl Elder’s novel Earth as It is in Heaven this way:

“A parable of religious mysticism that’s part love story and part mystery, with a touch of rural hijinks, Karl Elder’s new novel is a welcome addition to the list of titles from one of Wisconsin’s top poets.”

Read the full review.

About the reviewer: President of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Michael Kriesel, 51, is a poet and reviewer whose work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Antioch Review, Crab Creek Review, Rattle, Small Press Review, Library Journal, Nimrod, North American Review, Rosebud, and The Progressive.

“Master, Maid” reprinted

“Master, Maid,” flash fiction from Karl Elder, Fessler Professor of Creative Writing & Poet in Residence at Lakeland College, that appeared in a 2002 issue of Carriage House Review , has been reprinted in Popcorn Press’s newly released Cthulhu Haiku II  and More Mythos Madness.

Making History

Karl Elder’s “Making History” and “A Disappearing Act” were featured on July 20 by the on-line anthology Verse Daily and may be accessed by clicking on http://www.versedaily.org/2005/kepoemsbpj.shtml. The poems originally appeared in a group of eight from Elder’s new work-in-progress, Z Ain’t Just for Zabecedarium, published this summer by Beloit Poetry Journal.  A third poem from the group, “American Bovary (The Cosmetician),” may also be accessed at the BPJ website through the following link: http://www.bpj.org/elderamericanbovary.htm.