Mickle Street Review
Named for the street in Camden on which Walt Whitman lived at the end of his life, the Mickle Street Review is an online journal published by the Rutgers-Camden Department of English in cooperation with the Walt Whitman Program in American Studies and the Walt Whitman House and Visitor Center.
The MSR is directed to a wide audience with a shared interest in American culture of the last two centuries.
Nick Virgilio Haiku Project
The Nick Virgilio Haiku Project is dedicated to the preservation and publication of the haiku poetry of Camden native Nick Virgilio.
Supported by the legacy from the poet’s brother and founded on a large archive of unpublished poems, the project also serves as a laboratory for students interested in manuscript preservation, cataloguing, editing, and online publication.
Story Quarterly, established in 1975 as an independent magazine based in Illinois, was acquired by Rutgers-Camden in 2008. Over its distinguished history its contributors have included Margaret Atwood, Anne Beattie, T. C. Boyle, Frederick Busch, Jhumpha Lahiri, and Joyce Carol Oates.
The magazine published a print volume every fall and work online throughout the year.
Over the next several years the department hopes to establish a Writers House on campus, a multi-use facility that will create a center of gravity at Rutgers-Camden for the encouragement of the literary arts and of writing in its many forms.
The building will house department programs like the MFA in Creative Writing, and it will welcome programming by students, alumni, other academic departments, and members of the wider community.