Topic: poetry

Kay ’10 and Kaye ’10 were united by their shared cultural backgrounds and passion for spoken word poetry. The longtime friends and performance duo co-direct Project VOICE — a program which brings poetry to schools to empower students.

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Project VOICE brings Sarah Kay ’10 and Phil Kaye ’10 back to Providence

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Poets Sarah Kay ’10 MAT’12 and Phil Kaye ’10 met at a first-year talent show at the University. “I was getting ready to go on, … and they said, ‘Oh, you’re Sarah’s brother,’” Kaye said, remembering his performance at the talent show during first-year orientation.

Dunn discussed military culture in his work to an audience of “Writers on Writing” students and other community members.

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Author Steven Dunn presents interactive reading

September 23, 2019 0 comments

When the spotlight shone on Steven Dunn, a former member of the Navy, he was not alone; with him were Mike Malpiedi, event specialist at the University, Kendall Morris GS, MFA Candidate for Poetry and Shingai Kagunda GS, MFA Candidate for Fiction.

(L-R) Poets Dāa Guy RISD ‘19, Blessed Sheriff ’19, Kris Cho ’22 and Manuel Ávalos ’19 competed at the annual College Unions Poetry Slam last weekend, sharing complex works that celebrated their identities.

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Brown/RISD poetry slam team earns 5th place in annual competition

April 22, 2019 0 comments

Last weekend, Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design’s joint poetry slam team sent members Kris Cho ’22, Blessed Sheriff ’19, Dāa Guy RISD ’19 and Manuel Ávalos ’19 to take part in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitation, an annual collegiate poetry slam tournament.

University alums win four Pulitzer Prizes

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University alums win four Pulitzer Prizes

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Newsrooms erupted in applause across the country as the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, letters, drama and music were announced Monday afternoon, and among the winners were Herald alums Rebecca Ballhaus ’13 and Peter Kovacs ’78 P’10, who received prizes for their contributions to journalism.

Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event

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Tan Lin shares poetry, film in Literary Arts event

December 3, 2018 0 comments

Poet and filmmaker Tan Lin presented selections of his work in the McCormack Family Theater Tuesday night. Though the event was labeled as a poetry reading by the Literary Arts Department, much of the hour was spent watching films that Lin had made, which presented his poems as pieces to be both read and watched.

In her lecture last Wednesday, Stewart commented on interrelated themes in Wright’s works, which include childbirth, maternity and knowledge.

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Late poet C.D. Wright honored in annual lecture

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, distinguished poet and Professor in the Humanities at Princeton Susan Stewart hosted the second annual C.D. Wright Lecture, an event that honors the memory of poet C.D. Wright, a professor of literary arts who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.

Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses mundanity

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Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses mundanity

November 5, 2018 0 comments

The lights were dimmed down with only a single spotlight cast upon Stacy Szymaszek. Other than the occasional grins and brief chuckles from the audience seats, the only sound cutting through the air was her voice.

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Seattle-based Sarah Galvin combines poetry, humor

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Critically acclaimed writer Sarah +Galvin turned her Thursday evening performance at McCormack Family Theater into a half-poetry reading, half-stand-up comedy show, pausing between every few pieces to ask a volunteer from the audience to share a joke.

Ugly Duckling Presse, which publishes non-commercial literature, celebrated its anniversary with a series of events Saturday.

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Ugly Duckling Presse harbors unconventional texts

April 10, 2018 0 comments

This Saturday, the literary arts department celebrated the 25th anniversary of Ugly Duckling Presse, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit editorial collective that prides itself on publishing experimental, non-commercial literature, according to head editor and founder Matvei Yankelevich. The all-day programming included a book display in the John Hay Library, a roundtable of […]

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Alok Vaid-Menon delivers intimate performance

February 12, 2018 0 comments

The LGBTQ Center brought poet and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon to Rites and Reasons Theatre last Friday for an event in the Queer Legacy Series.