Topic: poetry

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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.

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Reading honors Langston Hughes

February 6, 2018 0 comments

A large crowd gathered Sunday at the Providence Public Library for the 23rd Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading. The event was held to celebrate the life and work of the prolific eponymous Harlem Renaissance poet.

Artist and activist Amir Sulaiman recited his poetry and spoke about his life as an artist at the annual K. Brooke Anderson lecture hosted by the Office of the Chaplain.

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Activist Amir Sulaiman performs faith-based poetry

November 27, 2017 0 comments

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life brought artist and activist Amir Sulaiman to campus Monday night for the annual K. Brooke Anderson Lecture.

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Contemplative studies hosts public poetry reading

November 6, 2017 0 comments

Last Friday night, the Contemplative Studies Department hosted its first-ever public poetry reading in Smith-Buonanno Hall.

ASL poet performs at Granoff Center

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ASL poet performs at Granoff Center

November 6, 2017 0 comments

Words ‘flew’ in the Granoff Center, weaving together a tapestry of images and senses during the poetic performance “Flying Words Project.”

Poetry, music night explores themes of immigration, queerness

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Poetry, music night explores themes of immigration, queerness

October 16, 2017 0 comments

As Assistant Professor of Music Wang Lu’s composition trickles into the 200-seat Martinos auditorium, the space becomes intimate and personal.

Gregory Pardlo read poems from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Digest,”  and answered questions on his writing process, identity and the multi-faceted nature of his poetry.

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Pardlo’s poetry ties together multi-faceted identities

October 16, 2017 0 comments

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo performed a reading of his work at the McCormack Family Theater on Thursday.

Peter Markus read excerpts from his book, “The Singing Fish” as part of the Writers on Writing seminar hosted by the Literary Arts Department. Markus described himself as a “failed musician,” but a pretty good writer.

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Peter Markus uses rhythmic cadence in narration of book

October 3, 2017 0 comments

The audience, mimicking the bright spotlight, was transfixed by Peter Markus as his reading teleported them into the sensory world of his unique novels.