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Poetry Days with Laura Kasischke

Boston College welcomes award-winning poet and novelist Laura Kasischke to campus November 5. She will give a talk at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Kasischke’s books of poetry include Wild Brides; Fire and Flower; Gardening in the Dark; Lilies Without; Space, in Chains (a National Book … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

Acclaimed poet, author and actress Maya Angelou, who died today at age 86, made several appearances at Boston College over the course of her legendary career. In 1983, the University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. She … Continue reading

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

In celebration of the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, Boston College is hosting “The Jesuit Victorian Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) 125th Anniversary,” a special exhibition of items from its collection related to Fr. Hopkins and his family. On display now until Sept. 30 are … Continue reading

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Intercollegiate Poetry Festival

Betsy 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 … Continue reading

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Poetry Days: Tracy K. Smith

In honor of Poetry Days, Boston College will host an appearance by poet Tracy K. Smith on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Smith’s most recent collection of poetry, Life on Mars, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and … Continue reading

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The Late Parade

Boston College alumnus Adam Fitzgerald’s new collection of poetry titled The Late Parade (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2013) was the recipient of a rave review in the New York Times. “Fitzgerald’s voice is a new and welcome sound in the aviary of … Continue reading

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Arts Festival to honor Polito

Poet, essayist and biographer Robert Polito will be presented with the 2013 Alumni Award for Artistic Achievement on Apr. 26 at Boston College’s annual Arts Festival. Polito is being honored by the University’s Arts Council for his distinguished career in … Continue reading

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