Author Archives: Bookworm

The twilight of Modernity

Professor of English Emeritus Paul Mariani has spent 50 years writing poetry that celebrates the vibrant sacramentality of life in the twilight of Modernity. His new book, The Mystery of It All: The Vocation of Poetry in the Twilight of … Continue reading

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Twice ordained

John R. Willis, S.J., (1917-2001) was a popular professor of history at Boston College who was known for his humility, sense of humor, and eclectic interests, which ranged from opera to movies to motorcycles. He also served as dean of … Continue reading

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Hart: Reconsider what you think you know about drugs

Columbia University’s Ziff Professor of Psychology Carl Hart, whose expertise is in neuropsychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, will speak on “Drug Use for Grownups: A Human Rights Perspective” on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Hart is … Continue reading

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Ricco Siasoco returns

Writer and educator Ricco Villanueva Siasoco will read from his short story collection, The Foley Artist, on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 101. Siasoco is a member of the board of trustees at Kundiman, a national … Continue reading

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World Drawing God Day

In the new book, Drawing God (Paraclete Press), Emma decides to draw something beyond spectacular. She chooses to draw God. Drawing God author Karen Kiefer, who directs the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College, invites everyone to … Continue reading

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Civic Shakespeare

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will give a talk on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Witmore is a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature as well as a pioneer in the … Continue reading

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Chocolate chip sea stars

Boston College alumna Jenna Grodzicki introduces readers to some of “wackiest creatures under the sea” in her new children’s book, I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food (Millbrook Press, 2019). The egg yolk jellyfish, the lettuce sea … Continue reading

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