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Topic: poetry reading

Sage Morgan-Hubbard ’05 had hoped to join an open-mic poetry club at Brown. When she found none existed, she, along with classmates Misty Wilson ’11 and Laura Green ’06, founded one.

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WORD! celebrates 20 years as Brown’s only spoken word poetry group

February 4, 2021 0 comments

Sage Morgan-Hubbard ’05 strode through the Van Wickle Gates as a freshman in 2001, determined to join a campus poetry group at her new school. She had hoped to find such opportunities at Brown — but she quickly realized that no spoken word poetry group existed.

Poet, essayist and scholar Claudia Rankine is most famous for her book of poetry titled “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

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Rankine explores imagination, race

October 3, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Acclaimed poet, essayist and scholar Claudia Rankine conveyed the multi-faceted cultural conception of race — equal parts abstract and material — during an Oct. 2 lecture at the University.

Acoustic guitar and Indian classic dance complemented Ganguly’s performance of her award-winning poetry.

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Fulbright Fellow’s poetry reading tugs heartstrings

February 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On the evening of Feb. 5, Room 101 of Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center turned into an intimate and inviting space for Brown community members to hear award-winning poet, translator and University Fulbright Fellow Somrita Ganguly read some of her poetry in a performance titled “An XL Sized Apology”.

Langston Hughes, social activist and poet of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote timeless works of poetry, touching on themes that are still relevant to communities today. His work was celebrated at a local poetry reading.

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Community gathers in honor of Langston Hughes

February 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

“Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly.” The voice of reader Angela Romans reciting the well-known opening lines of “Dreams” by the celebrated American poet Langston Hughes blended with the soulful snaps of audience members…

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses mundanity

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Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses mundanity

November 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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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Reading honors Langston Hughes

February 6, 2018 1 comment

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.