On Thursday, March 1, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) hosted a special VOICES reading sponsored by the Office of the President entitled “Nurturing a Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton.” Poet Elizabeth Alexander, famous for her presentation of “Praise Song for the Day” at Read More
Poet Alan W. King has a hypnotic way of describing food. Cuisines of different locales and cultural traditions are a mainstay of the Maryland poet’s 2017 collection of poetry, “Point Blank,” with the flavors of his childhood seeping into his words. He speaks of his craving for bananas — “spooned Read More
At the 2017 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) convention, Aissatou Thiaw, ‘20, Director of Awareness and Diversity for the Student Government Association (SGA) and Programs Board searched for possible events to host on campus this semester. So far as a result of the conference, spoken word artist Andrea Gibson Read More
On Thursday, April 21, this year’s VOICES Reading Series ended with a poetry reading from Linda Bierds, professor of English at University of Washington and author of First Hand. Bierds read poems from several of her collections and ended with more recent work, sequencing her reading in order to convey “the arc of [her] career.”
On Thursday, March 3, Laura Gray-Street, a visitor to artist house, spoke to St. Mary’s students and faculty with poetry about love, family, and the environment in Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC).
Barbara Baumgartner, in her presentation on Victorian-era popular medical texts, combined her background as both a nurse in neurology and as Associate Director in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis into a unique, “historical-medical” approach to seeing the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
On the evening of Oct. 28, poets Brian Gilmore and Karl Carter read and discussed their poetry. Despite such similarities as some of their poems being based on their experiences as both practicing lawyers and prolific poets in Washington, D.C., Gilmore and Carter had different styles that nonetheless complemented each other.