Intercollegiate Poetry Festival

baileyBetsy Sholl, Maine’s poet laureate from 2006 to 2011, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival taking place at Boston College on Apr. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Yawkey Center. Sholl is the author of several collections of poetry, including Otherwise Unseeable, winner of the Four Lakes Prize in Poetry Prize. Area college students selected by their professors will read from their own poetry at the event. Boston College will be represented by senior Bailey Spencer (pictured), who will share “Ferment and Grow Old,” a poem in tribute to her great-grandmother. A chapbook of student poetry will be published in conjunction with the festival, which has been organized by BC English Professor Suzanne Matson. Sponsors: Poetry Days and Boston College Magazine.

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