open mic at Calhoun

Wow. Poetry lives! At least in ENG 102 at Calhoun. To finish up our poetry section, we had open mic night and a couple poets treated us to original works: Kevin, Derrick, Jennifer D., Tonya…am I missing anybody? Kim, where were you? We missed hearing your work. I really enjoyed listening to all the readings and kept thinking, ‘I wish I could do this more often.’ I like listening to poetry. NPR had a report this morning on the National Book Awards and they had a snippet from Adrienne Rich’s acceptance speech, in which she discusses the efficacy of poetry to keep body and soul together. You’ll need to listen to the audio to get to Rich’s comments. A cool companion piece on the web is National Book Award Finalists Explain Their Craft. Poets and all you writers and visual artists out there at Calhoun: SEND IN YOUR stuff to Muse, Calhoun’s art magazine. Deadline is 8 Dec.

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