Emeritus Jack Welpott chronicles his years in
Bloomington, Indiana, with black-and-white photography and personal
anecdotes in "Driving to Stony Lonesome: Jack Welpott's Indiana
Photographs, 1936–1959" (Indiana University Press,
'06). Welpott taught photography at SF State from 1959–1992. |
his latest book, "Why Can't We Be Good?" (Tarcher,
'07), best-selling author, philosopher and religious scholar
Professor Jacob Needleman explores the question:
Why do we repeatedly violate our most deeply held values and
Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens and Co-Eds, Then and Now"
(W.W. Norton, '06) by Lynn Peril (M.A., '95)
examines both women's history and popular culture to explore the
role of female college students from the turn of the 20th century
to today. The book includes photos from SF State's 1947 Sadie
Hawkins Day festivities. |
a Mellow Tone" (Bizarre Planet, '06), the latest recording
from veteran jazz artist George Duke (M.A.,
'75), features both traditional standards and new songs,
including a slightly rearranged version of Duke Ellington's "In
A Mellow Time," Frank Loesser's "Never Will I Marry,"
and "So Many Stars" by Sergio Mendes.
by such artists as Alex Degrassi, Billy McLaughlin and Leo Kottke,
singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Rosedale (B.A.,
'89) has released his first CD, "Ooboo's Pancake"
(Rosey Records, '06), a collection of acoustic guitar instrumentals.
and Fold" (Apogee Press, '06) is the latest collection of
poetry from Paul Hoover, professor of creative
writing and co-editor of the journal New American Writing.
The collection includes a poem dedicated to the late Robert Creeley.
A Love Story: Women Write about the Mexican Experience" (Seal
Press, '06), an anthology of essays edited by Camille
Cusumano (M.A., '77), includes her tale of a
retreat to the village of San Blas following grueling study at
SF State for her master's degree in French. |
of the Associate Writing Programs' Grace Paley Prize in Short
Fiction, "Heavier Than Air" (University of Massachusetts
Press, '06), a collection of short stories by Assistant Professor
of Creative Writing Nona Caspers (M.F.A.,
'95), focuses mainly on desire and survival in rural Minnesota.
artist Josie Iselin (M.F.A., '94) celebrates
the beauty of rocks found along the seashore in "Beach Stones"
(Abrams Books, '06). The collection of portraits of pebbles from
around the world includes details about the forces of nature that
shaped the stones. |
their beloved English Springer Spaniel was diagnosed with a terminal
illness, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Al Martinez
(attended '49-'51) and his wife Joanne Cinelli
(attended '49-'51) decided Barkley still had plenty to
see and do. "Barkley: A Dog's Journey" (Angel City Press,
'06) describes the trio's 3,000-mile road trip.
in the Central Valley of California, "Grace Period"
(University of Nevada Press, '06) by Gerald Haslam
(B.A, '63; M.A., '65) is the story of two 60-something cancer
survivors, both divorced Catholics, who marry and make the most
of what remains of their lives—in spite of objections from
both their children and their church. |
Sea Slugs: A Field Guide to the opissthobranch mollusks from the
tropical Atlantic" (Sea Challengers Natural History Books,
'06) by David W. Behrens (B.A., '71; M.A.,
'73), Angel Valdes, Jeff Hamann, and Anne DuPont is a colorful
guide to the nudibranchs and sea slugs of the Caribbean and Southeast
Johnson on Digital Photography" (O'Reilly Media, '06) by
Stephen Johnson (B.A., '77; M.A., '82)
provides a practical, in-depth introduction to digital photography
complete with color photographic examples and illustrations. |
(Counterpoint, '06), a novel by Laureen Vonnegut
(attended '86-'87), follows the journey of Lili, a young
Russian woman who breaks free from a life as a captive wife only
to face more daunting circumstances when she is surrounded by
inscrutable characters in the dry and dusty Sahara.
Legion (Bewildering Press, '06) by Jack Alcott
(B.A., '80) is a murder mystery based upon the little-known
fact that Edgar Allan Poe was expelled from the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point in 1831, after six months as a cadet. Alcott
fills in where the historical record leaves off.