On April 5, students and staff filled the seats of Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) as author Peter Ho Davies, one of the most anticipated VOICES Reading series presenters of the year, read excepts from his widely anthologized short stories. Davies is the author of several novels, including “The Welsh Girl,” written Read More
Biologist, writer, activist. On Mar. 8, St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Department of English and the VOICES Reading Series presented Joan Maloof, an artist whose passion for old growth forests is rooted in these three professions. Nearly every seat was filled in Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) as the author of “Among the Read More
The spring season of the VOICES Reading Series continued with Associate Professor of English Jeffrey Coleman. Coleman presented works from his book of poetry and his upcoming anthology of poetry from the Civil Rights Movement before a crowd of students in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on Feb. 16. Assistant Professor Karen Anderson Read More
The first VOICES Reading of the spring 2012 semester featured the poetic works of José Ballesteros, a St. Mary’s Associate Professor of Spanish. A native of Quito, Ecuador, Ballesteros infused his poems with Ecuadorian and Latin cultural references and rich imagery, and dealt with themes such as youth, death, home Read More
The Voices Reading commemorative 9/11 Series concluded with two readings, held on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Crowds of students came to Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) to hear two prominent poets, Laila Hallaby and Amiri Baraka. Laila Hallaby was born in Lebanon to a Jordanian father and American mother, and drew Read More
This year’s VOICES reading series continued with award-winning artist Naomi Shihab Nye who read a plethora of pieces relating to Middle-Eastern culture as a part of the ten-year commemoration of September 11.
“American poetry is like a big house with rooms in it for everyone.” – Lucille Clifton
On Monday Sept. 12, the annual Voices reading series was off to a powerful start with a Lucille Clifton memorial. Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) was completely filled as two poets that Clifton believed showed pure “clarity, vision, courage and compassion” read their poetry.