Peg Lauber, a Wisconsin poet, wrote the text for Build A World specifically for Zae Munn to set for the Madison Children's Choir. Each of three visions of a better world is followed by a rejection of something negative in our current world. The two musical characters in Build A World closely follow this alternation of text ideas. However, the music dwells on and develops some special words and phrases such as "overflows," "like a spring," and "where freedom shines." The piano both supports the singers and provides subtle changes in character for each verse.
(See Zae Munn's "Build a World")
Margaret Lauber joined the Department in 1970. Raised and educated in Michigan, she also taught at Valparaiso, the University of Iowa, and Ohio State University before coming to Eau Claire. She received her B.A.and M.A. from University of Michigan and her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is interested in the way the different forms of writing change the subject (poetry, fiction, drama). She is widely published, her work appearing in such journals as Iowa Women, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Kalliope. In her classes, which focus on quantity and quality, she wants students to learn that all the work she dishes out will really benefit them. She is a member of the Library Committee and teaches composition, introductory courses in literature, and courses in creative writing.
English Professor Retires
From UW-Eau Claire, Jan. 8, 2001
† † † † † EAU CLAIRE ó Margaret (Peg) Lauber, associate professor of English, has retired after 30 years of service to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She received emerita status.
† † † † † While at the university, Lauber taught composition, creative writing, literature and poetry courses.
† † † † † Lauberís poetry has been published in numerous journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Iowa Women, Kalliope, North American Review, The Poetís Muse and Prairie Schooner. Her poem titled ìThe Slowly Opening Roseî was awarded the 1998 Virginia Prize by The Lyric. She also has served as editor of several poetry publications.
† † † † † Lauber earned her bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Michigan and a masterís of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa Writerís Workshop.
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