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Feminist poetry – A review of Lucille Clifton’s “Homage To My Hips”

Feminist poetry – A review of Lucille Clifton’s “Homage To My Hips”

Arts April 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ’20 Arts Editor Lucille Clifton was born Thelma Lucille Sayles on June 27, 1936 in Depew, New York to Samuel L. Sayles Sr. and Thelma Moore Sayles. Clifton’s father worked in the steel mills outside of Buffalo and her mother worked in a laundry. Her father would tellRead More

A mash-up reading: Karen Donovan and Maya Janson collaborate at the Poetry Center

A mash-up reading: Karen Donovan and Maya Janson collaborate at the Poetry Center

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Assistant Arts Editor It is not an unusual thing for writers to collaborate. On Saturday, April 8, the Poetry Center held an event featuring the works of Karen Donovan and Maya Janson. Although advertised as a poetry reading, Janson stated that the event was not going toRead More

Poetry Workshop with Sonia Sanchez

Poetry Workshop with Sonia Sanchez

Arts November 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ’20 Assistant Arts Editor On Otelia Cromwell Day, activist and poet Sonia Sanchez gave the keynote address. Following her remarks, she held a workshop in the Neilson Browsing Room. She spoke of our role as students in enacting change and explored the topic of racial justice. After herRead More

Gerald Stern Reads Poems Looking Toward Spring Book Release

Gerald Stern Reads Poems Looking Toward Spring Book Release

Arts November 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ’20 Contributing Writer On Oct. 25, renowned poet Gerald Stern held a poetry reading at Smith to create publicity for his new book, “Galaxy Love,” being released next year. At ninety-one, Stern has written over twenty books of poems and essays and continues to lighten up a roomRead More

Smith Poetry Series: Thomas Lux

Smith Poetry Series: Thomas Lux

Arts October 1, 2015 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Juliana Lillehei ’19 Contributing Writer How do poets choose their subjects? According to Thomas Lux, who kicked off the Smith Fall 2015 Poetry Series on Sept. 22, they do not. “Our subjects pick us,” Lux said. “Something strikes us as having metaphorical possibility. A poem has to find its thought.”Read More

Photo by Carmen Pullella '16 | Carmen Pullella ‘16, Isabel Benincasa Reade ‘17, Yolandi Cruz ‘16 (coach), Elena Karlsen-Ayala ‘16, and Marney Rathbun ‘16

Spitfire Launches into Success

Arts November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sarah Robbins ’17 Contributing Writer Yolandi Cruz ‘16, Catie Cain ‘16, Marney Rathbun ‘16, and Anna Beatty ‘16 all have something in common. Not only are they all sophomores, but they have also launched Spitfire, Smith College’s first official slam poetry club. The only student-run organization comparable to this isRead More

Poetry at Smith: A Review of Ellen Bryant Voigt and T. Miller’s Reading

Arts November 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Kitty Dymek ’14 Contributing Writer Tuesday, the 22nd of October, was a great night for the many poetry lovers at Smith. Ellen Bryant Voigt, brought in through the Smith Poetry Center, read in Weinstein Auditorium to an audience of just over one hundred people. The reading lasted from 7:30 toRead More

Profile: Doris Juarez Considers Coming to Smith

Features April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Mia Council ’16 Features Editor On the evening of April 19, students watched Weaving Voices, an event featuring the stories of 21 seniors of color. Mostly presented as spoken-word poetry, the seniors’ words expressed the pain, anger and disappointment too often associated with being a person of color at Smith.Read More

Third Poetry Fest at Smith

News April 4, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Zane Razzao ’15 Assistant Arts Editor  The 11th annual Five College Student Poetry Fest took place last Thursday March 28 in the Neilson Browsing Room at Smith. The annual poetry event features two student poets from each of the colleges in the Five College Consortium. The poets who presented theirRead More

Poets Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward to Perform at Smith

Arts February 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Zane Razzaq ’15 Assistant Arts Editor In conjunction with Smith Arts Fest 2013, the Smith College Poetry Center and the Department of Music will present “Uncanny Valley.” This concert-length performance by internationally acclaimed composer John Gibson, poet Jon Woodward and pianist Oni Buchanan will feature piano, spoken text and electronics.Read More