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Spartan gifts for the holidays

Photo of the Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble performingThe gift-giving season is now in swing, and UNCG has plenty to offer. From new music and novels to gripping poetry to a book based on a recent Weatherspoon Art Museum exhibition, these faculty and alumni 2018 releases make great gifts.

The Other Side of My Heart  (Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble)

By Lorena Guillén Tango Ensemble (in visual)

A musical-visual artwork composed of songs and recorded conversations with six Latina immigrants who reflected on their dreams and fears while evaluating the things they gained and lost. All interviews were conducted by the artist, School of Music professor Lorena Guillén.

Gotham: Season 4 (Fox)

Catch up on DC’s hit TV series, starring School of Theatre alumnus Chris Chalk ’01, with a DVD or BluRay set of the latest season of “Gotham.”

The Ballad of Sally Rose, Expanded Edition (Rhino/Warner Bros.)

By Emmylou Harris

This expanded version of alumna Harris’ classic 1985 country concept album features the original recordings newly remastered and previously unreleased demos for almost every song on the album.

Dread and Delight, Fairy Tales in an Anxious World (Weatherspoon Art Museum)

By Dr. Emily Stamey

The hardcover accompaniment to the museum’s knock-out fall exhibition explores fairy tales in contemporary art and offers insight into many of the works featured in the exhibition. It also includes a new story by UNCG MFA Program alumna and recent McArthur “Genius” grant winner Kelly Link.

The Wild Inside (Harper Collins/William Morrow)

By Jamey Bradbury  ’09MFA

“‘The Wild Inside’ is an unusual love story and a creepy horror novel — think of the Brontë sisters and Stephen King.” —John Irving.

Still Lives (Counterpoint)

By Maria Hummel ’98 MFA

Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, the novel “Still Lives” is a page-turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors, and one woman’s journey into an industry flooded with money and secrets.

The Prom Original Cast Recording (Sony Classical)

By The Broadway Cast of The Prom (featuring Beth Leavel ’80 MFA)

“The Prom” tells the story of an Indiana high schooler banned from bringing her girlfriend to the prom, and a group of eccentric Broadway performers who arrive at the town to help.  The cast recording, featuring alumna Beth Leavel, will be released digitally Dec. 14 and on CD Jan. 19.

Exhaling Space (Navona Records)

By Alejandro Rutty

With “Exhaling Space,” School of Music professor Alejandro Rutty and his cast of remarkable performers create one hour of fresh, captivating music combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition.

Empty Clip (The University of Akron Press)

By Emilia Phillips

The poems of “Empty Clip,” by Department of English faculty member Emily Phillips, bore into the cultures of violence in the United States while candidly cross-firing upon the poets’ complicity and testifying on these cultures’ effects upon female body image and mental health.

The Raiment We Put On: New & Selected Poems 2006-2018 (Press 53)

By Kelly Cherry ’67 MFA

Kelly Cherry, a UNCG Distinguished Alumna, former poet laureate of Virginia, and author of more than 20 books takes on what few contemporary poets are willing to: the ways and hows of human existence, in both personal and historical terms.

From Asylum to Prison (UNC Press)

By Anne Parsons

Parsons recasts the political narrative of the late twentieth century, charting how the politics of mass incarceration shaped the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric hospitals and mental health policy making. In doing so, the UNCG Professor of History offers critical insight into how the prison took the place of the asylum in crucial ways, shaping the rise of the prison industrial complex.

No, It’s Just You: a Memoir in 58 One-Act Plays and One Montage (Scuppernong Books)

By Andrew Saulters ’08 MFA

A collection of 58 humorous vignettes and one montage, presenting nearly verbatim conversation from the last seven years of the author’s life. Available from the publisher.

Big Windows (Carnegie Mellon Press)

By Lauren Moseley ’08 MFA

Named as one of the 12 most anticipated poetry collections of 2018 by Bustle Magazine and in the “35 over 35” annual list for debut books, “Big Windows” examines love, family, marriage, and self-knowledge through the lens of the natural world.

Love Like Sky (Disney-Hyperion)

By Leslie C. Youngblood ’05 MFA

A story for young readers about a family facing change, the challenges of friendship, and the strength of sibling and intergenerational relationships.

Additionally, it’s a great time of year to give some Spartan branded gear, from T-Shirt to hats to sweatshirts and more. See sales specials at the Spartan Athletics Store.

Includes copy drawn from publisher websites

Compiled by Avery Campbell and Susan Kirby-Smith