After Beloit


Madeleine Roux’08: Writing with purpose

Madeleine Roux’08, bestselling author of the young adult horror series Asylum , credits Beloit English professors Steve Wright and Francesca Abbate with being the support that she needed to pursue a budding interest in creative writing .

“[Steve Wright] was such a huge part of…

Lorine Niedecker’s photo in the Codex, Beloit College’s yearbook.

“O My Floating Life”: In Search of the Elusive Wisconsin Poet Lorine Niedecker’26

Lorine Niedecker’s poetry was on the cutting-edge of 20th century modernism, but it was largely unknown and unrecognized until years after her passing in 1970. Passionate advocates hope to raise her profile on campus and throughout the Midwest.


Almuna Brita Sauer’97 wins prestigious poetry award

Brita Sauer’98 is the recipient of the 2022 Ruth Scott Poetry Award, sponsored by the American Academy of Poets. Brita majored in Creative Writing at Beloit and earned master’s degrees from Temple University (Creative Writing) and Rutgers University (Library Science). She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Paris Paint Box: New and Selected Poems” by Helena Minton’70

Paris Paint Box: New and Selected Poems

By Helena Minton’70
Loom Press, 2022

Joe Breiter

How persistence, a pandemic, and the New Yorker magazine spurred a degree at 61

“I’m like a lot of people who are sort of reassessing their existence during the pandemic.”

In this watercolor painting, Joselyn Lutdke’14 visualizes her interdisciplinary approach to integrated art education.

Alumni Integrating Art and Education at Beloit and Beyond

While at Beloit, a film class with a beloved professor transformed how Joselyn Ludtke’00 thought about visual analysis, writing, and history. Now, she’s an innovative teacher who integrates art into the curriculum.


Alumni Authors: Lisa Ampleman’00, poet and editor

Since graduating from Beloit with a major in Creative Writing, Lisa Ampleman has published three volumes of poetry, appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and is the managing editor of the Cincinnati Review . She began developing her writing talent and editing skills for the English department’s literary magazine, Pocket Lint, and the college’s student


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