Two NEC Professors Published
New England College professors Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad (English and comparative literature) and Aaron Daniels (psychology) have something very exciting in common. They were both recently published and have works available to the world wide audience!
Salt is a chapbook written by Professor Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad and published by Finishing Line Press. It is a compilation of poems, some old, and some new. The book draws its title from one of the poems in the collection and represents a recurring theme found throughout. “Salt is the stuff of life,” states Sylva, “Amniotic fluid has the same consistency as that of seawater, we cry salty tears, our food taste better with salt, etc.” Sylva is inspired by everything around her - people, places, things. Her work “focuses on memory as it confronts and informs the present...and is the sum total of my experiences and thoughts.”
Salt received Third Honorable Mention in New Women’s Voices series in 2010. Sylva joins Poet Laureate Andrew Periale (co-founder of Perry Alley Theater and co-founding editor of Puppetry International Magazine) for a reading Wednesday, November 16 at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire. The event begins at 7:00 p.m., is sponsored by The Poetry Society of New Hampshire and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Imaginal Reality, Volume One: Journey to the Voids is Professor Aaron Daniels’ first book, a collaborative four-year journey he and his wife traveled together. After three complete re-writes, it was recently published by Aeon Books. Professor Daniels explains, “We have traditions of magical ritual from around the globe throughout history. But we also find our imaginations ignited by all these fantastical portrayals of magic from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden. From television’s ‘Supernatural’ to all of our Superheroes. Moreover, so many of us feel drawn to have our lives animated by something we often call ‘magical’--whether in romance, a meaningful job, or travel. The book speaks to all of these senses of this elusive, illusive term ‘magic’.
Professor Daniels’ second volume, Imaginal Reality: Volume 2: Voidcraft will be available December 1, 2011. The New England College Knowledge, Growth, and Action Collegium and Gallery will host a “Book Bash” Friday, October 28 at the NEC Gallery - a book reading, signing, and celebration in honor of Professor Daniels’ work. The event takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.