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Nola Goodwin/The Hoya | Four poets of African heritage joined a poetry reading on Feb. 7 hosted by the Lannan Center to discuss African culture and the modern impact of colonialism as a Georgetown event for Black History Month.

Black Poets Talk Heritage, Share Work

By Nola Goodwin, Special to The Hoya February 8, 2024

Four poets of African descent shared their poems and reflected on their writing experiences at a poetry reading held by the Georgetown University Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice on Feb. 6. The...

National Book Award-Winning Poet Discusses Writing Process

By Hayley Young September 21, 2023

National Book Award-winning poet and translator Arthur Sze visited Georgetown’s campus for a poetry reading on Sept. 19. The reading was hosted by the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice,...

Embrace Healing Through Writing, Acclaimed Poet Says

Embrace Healing Through Writing, Acclaimed Poet Says

By Anna Ferrazzi January 24, 2020

Poetry served as an important coping mechanism for poet Terrance Hayes after the 2016 presidential election, he said at a book reading and discussion Jan. 21. The event was hosted by the Lannan Center...

SCHENDEN: Finding Humanity in Poetry

SCHENDEN: Finding Humanity in Poetry

By Fr. Gregory Schenden, S.J. October 4, 2019

In his best-known work, The Republic, Plato advises that there is no place for poets in an ideal society, since the “poet is an imitator, and therefore, like all imitators, thrice removed from … the...

Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: Understanding a Breakup Through Poetry

By Kathryn Baker August 11, 2019

It is impossible to be prepared for a breakup. You can seek advice from your friends or family and think about the words over and over again, but nothing prepares you for the aftermath of an ended relationship. You...

BUSBOYS AND POETS/FACEBOOK | Busboys and Poets is just one of the organizations that make spaces for sharing art while also emphasizing the important role of action within art.

Artists Form Communities in The District Through Spoken Word

By Michelle Brown April 27, 2019

Washington, D.C., is a hub for creative thought and expression through spoken word performances, from low-key open mics every night of the week to exhilarating formal competitions. Spoken word employs...

NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

By Kathryn Baker January 17, 2019

Every New Year’s Eve at midnight, after the luminous multicolored ball drops and couples exchange their midnight kisses, a familiar question can be heard echoing throughout throngs of partygoers: “Should...

Poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

The Literary World Discriminates Against Undocumented Immigrant Writers, Poets Say

By Riley Rogerson October 18, 2018

Undocumented immigrant poets face obstacles in the literary world because of their immigration status, poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and assistant professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State...

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Tony Lewis Reimagines ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ as Poetry

By Tarina Touret April 5, 2018

Tony Lewis’ “Anthology 2014-2016,” an installation composed of 34 poems mounted on the walls of the second floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, explores the fragility of time and...

VIEWPOINT: The Poetry of Science

By John James April 21, 2017

In 2000, Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate, coined the term “Anthropocene.” The word designates the epoch in which human activity shapes ecosystems and where its presence...

VIEWPOINT: Poetrys Beauty and Bewilderment

VIEWPOINT: Poetry’s Beauty and Bewilderment

By Jewel Pereyra March 31, 2017

In her collection “The Summer Day,” poet Mary Oliver is famous for these lines: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? An invocation to our vulnerability...

An Ode to John Thompson III

An Ode to John Thompson III

By Charlie Fritz and Charlie Fritz March 26, 2017

Well Hoyas, those of you who actually pay attention to the real news and not any of those alternative facts know that last Thursday, our beloved men's basketball coach, John Thompson III, was dismissed...

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