Creative Writing

Paul Muldoon, photo by Pieter M. van Hattem

March 25, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Paul Muldoon to Headline Poetry Month

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This year’s celebration of National Poetry Month is jam-packed with talented writers as the College marks the 20th anniversary of the H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition. Earlier this month, Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by Friends of Skillman Library. The talk [...]

Natasha Trethewey

March 18, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Inspires Students

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“In a time of erosion of civil discourse, poetry is a sacred language that enables us to still connect,” said Natasha Trethewey during her visit to campus March 12. View more images of Trethewey’s visit on Flickr Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, presented the annual John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted [...]

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, photo by Joel Smith

February 25, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Visits Campus March 12

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Natasha Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States, will give a reading 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. The talk is the 2014 John L Hatfield ’67 Lecture hosted by the Friends of Skillman Library. It is free and open to the public, with a reception [...]

Michele Tallarita '12 at her computer

January 24, 2014

Pard Tracks: Michele Tallarita ’12 Enjoys Fan Fiction Fame as ‘Angry Lobster’

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Michele Tallarita ’12 has a secret identity.  In the world of online fan fiction, she’s a popular author whose stories are read by thousands.  It’s all for fun, but she’s taken what she’s learned to graduate school for her master’s of fine arts in fiction.  Hear her talk about her fan fiction experiences in this episode [...]

Student Write-a-Thon

November 5, 2013

Students Get Inspired at Annual Write-A-Thon

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Ernest Hemingway purportedly bragged that he could write a story in six words. At Lafayette’s annual Write-a-Thon, students were given a little more leeway and asked to write a memoir in eight. Among 30 entries, film and media studies major Mara Natale ’16 (New Providence, N.J.) took first place with “I [...]

Jasmine Jay ’14 puts her thoughts down on paper.

May 21, 2013

Jasmine Jay ’14 Receives Prestigious Writers Institute Scholarship

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Among approximately 400 applications received, English major Jasmine Jay ’14 (Allentown, Pa.) is one of 50 students nationwide to be invited to the prestigious NY State Summer Writers Institute. Jay, a recipient of the institute’s merit scholarship that aims at promoting access and diversity, will spend four weeks over the summer [...]

Lindsey Dier ’14 reads her poem “Unscripted.”

May 2, 2013

Rachel LeWitt ’13 and Lindsey Dier ’14 Win Annual Poetry Competitions

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Lafayette celebrated National Poetry Month in April with poetry readings, lectures, and sessions recognizing the winners of the College’s annual poetry competitions. The winner of the MacKnight Black Competition is Rachel LeWitt ’13 (Berwyn, Pa.), a double major in psychology and English, for her poem “Forests for the Trees.”  English major Alexandra Von Arx ’13 [...]

Ross Gay '96

April 24, 2013

Ross Gay ’96 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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Poetry is a craft and a spiritual practice, but it is more, says Ross Gay ’96, the recipient of a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2013 for Creative Arts–Poetry. The craft comes in thinking about form, diction, and “fiddling with syntax and line,” and “it’s a close cousin to prayer, no doubt—but it’s also play [...]

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March 20, 2013

Award-Winning Poet Anthony Caleshu ’92 Mines Experience, Research for Prose

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By Kevin Gray Translating inspiration into art involves a bit of magic, says Anthony Caleshu ’92. “For a poem to be outstanding, I’ll echo Harold Bloom’s idea that there has to be a ‘strangeness’ about it,” says Caleshu, professor of poetry and manager of the master’s program in creative writing, University of Plymouth, England. “An [...]

CaPA Scholars

January 7, 2013

CaPA Students Contribute to Vibrancy of Campus Arts Community

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If anyone wonders whether the arts are alive and well in higher education, they need look no further than the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program. This year, there are 27 students from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing projects that range from writing to studio art to theater to music. “We find an increasingly [...]