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Silver Lake College English Professor Publishes Poetry Book, The Queen of the Milky Way

Posted on March 12 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Emilie Lindemann’s most recent chapbook, The Queen of the Milky Way, by Dancing Girl Press, in spring 2013. Lindemann, who is an Assistant Professor of English for the College, created the book of poems by using erasure to alter a children's storybook version of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Lindemann's poems imagine a female "celebutante" version of E.T. who wears a purple tiara and sports a long, glossy mane of curls. The book will be available through dancinggirlpress.com. Lindemann’s first poetry chapbook, Dear Minimum Wage Employee: You Are Priceless, was published in 2011, also by Dancing Girl Press.

Lindemann, who holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, teaches creative writing, composition and literature for Silver Lake College. In March 2013 she will present a paper titled “Altered Books as Queer Spaces: Undoing Gender, Undoing Authority” at the Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media in Dekalb, Illinois. In November 2012 Lindemann presented a paper at the Lorine Niedecker Poetry Festival in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The paper she presented is entitled "More than Recipes: a Complicated Portrayal of Marriage and Wifehood in Lorine Niedecker's Cooking Book" and has been published on lorineniedecker.org. Lindemann has written poetry published by numerous journals including Columbia Poetry Review, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, VerseWisconsin, PANK, Sugar Home Review, and the Shepherd Express Online, among others. With English Program Chair Dr. Albert Sears, she hosts monthly literary roundtable discussions at the College that are open to all students, employees, and friends of the College.

Lindemann’s latest endeavor is a collaborative inter-arts exhibit with colleague Erin LaBonte, who is Assistant Professor of Art for Silver Lake College. The two professors intertwined creative writing and visual art, experimenting with words, video and photography. Dr. Lindemann describes the collaborative works as “exploring and contesting gender roles as well as boundaries between the public and the private.” The exhibit will be on display in the College Cafeteria Gallery until March 22, 2013.