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TAMIU Adjunct Faculty Bishop Inducted into Texas Institute of Letters; Named Finalist Posted: 4/27/16

TAMIU Adjunct Faculty Bishop Inducted into Texas Institute of Letters; Named Finalist


Suzette Bishop Book Cover

Suzette Bishop, longtime Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) adjunct faculty member, was recently inducted into the prestigious Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) in Austin at the group’s 80th Annual Awards Banquet and Proceedings.

TIL is a non-profit organization focused on stimulating interest in Texas letters and recognizing distinctive literary achievement. Induction is based on literary achievement and application for membership is not accepted.

In addition, her latest book, Hive-Mind, and its cover, were named a Da Vinci Eye finalist for the current Eric Hoffer Award season. It is a collection of poems/prose sounding an alarm about what accompanies the disappearance of bees: pollination, female power and enterprise, jars of honey, the bee-loud glade and the human colony.

The Hoffer Award honors American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, it has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.

Bishop earned an MFA from the University of Virginia and a DA from the University at Albany. Her book publications include She Took Off Her Wings & Shoes, which won the May Swenson Award, and a chapbook, Cold Knife Surgery. A second poetry book, Horse-Minded, was published in May 2012  (WordTech Communications).

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