Student Spotlight: Joseph Newell, Graduate Student
I've always had a love for reading and writing. The type of literature that spoke to me when I was younger was poetry, and that has enhanced and evolved since.
Clubs and Organizations:
I am a member of MSU's Sigma Tau Delta and Phi Beta Kappa chapters. I became a member of both during the 2021-22 academic year.
- Richard F. Patterson Endowed Scholarship in English
- William H. Magruder Scholarship
- Howell H. and Elizabeth S. Gwin Scholarship
- "Cotton's Art", The Streetcar, vol.10 p.6
- "Summer's Anatomy", The Streetcar, vol.10 p.74
The poems focus on history of social issues like race and racism and reflect on the response to those issues through observation of nature.
- road trips
- go fun places
- go to church
- sing in the choir
Favorite books read for class:
- Sam Selvon’s The Housing Lark
- Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges are not the Only Fruit
- Dickens’ Oliver Twist
- A collection of poetry with Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost