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Zoe Bodzas '16
Add Zoë Bodzas ’16 to List of Poetry Pros

Zoë Bodzas ’16 was recently named winner of the annual Kathryn Irene Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Contest at Mount Holyoke College. Founded in 1924, it is the oldest intercollegiate poetry competition in the country and has launched the careers of many of America’s most important poets.  More ...

Naomi Guttman
Guttman Travels to West Coast for Poetry Readings

Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman will travel to the west coast for a series of poetry readings from March 11-17. She will read new work as well as poems from The Banquet of Donny & Ari: Scenes from the Opera.  More ...

Naomi Guttman
Guttman Reads from Work in Philadelphia

Professor of English and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman read from her work in Philadelphia on Oct. 15 as a guest of The University of the Arts’ Visiting Writers Series.  More ...

Naomi Guttman
Guttman Publishes Five Poems in Two Journals

Professor of English and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman published three poems in the Winter 2014 edition of "The Malahat Review" and two poems in the December 2014 edition of "The Literary Review of Canada."  More ...

Sarah Harwell and Gary Leising
Poets Sarah Harwell and Gary Leising to Read From Work

Hamilton’s English and Creative Writing Fall 2014 Reading Series presents events with  poets Sarah Harwell and Gary Leising on Thursday, Dec. 4.  Harwell will discuss MFA programs and getting published at a coffee hour at 4:10 p.m. at the Sadove Sun Porch.  Harwell and Leising will read from their work at 8 p.m. in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center, and a reception will follow. Both events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Diane Raptosh
Poet Diane Raptosh to Read From Her Work

The Hamilton College English department will host a reading by Diane Raptosh, renowned poet and National Book Award finalist, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The reading is free and open to the public.  More ...

John Rufo '16
The Echoes of Ezra Pound

The Cantos, by 1905 Hamilton alumnus Ezra Pound, is an 800-page, unfinished epic poem that is divided into 120 sections, or cantos. The work is widely regarded as controversial due to its experimental style, being loosely structured and arcane, and Pound’s publicized fascist sympathies. “A good deal of the political and economic material in the Cantos is [infamously] wrong-headed,” John Rufo ’16 stated, “but the poetic method and forms are not inherently fascist or anything like that.”  More ...

Poet Agha Shahid Ali
Hamilton to Celebrate Life and Work of Poet Agha Shahid Ali

Hamilton College will celebrate the life and work of poet Agha Shahid Ali on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Burke Library Commons.  One of Kashmir’s most celebrated poets, Shahid taught at Hamilton in the early 1990s.  Burke Library has an extensive archive of his work in its Special Collections. The event will feature community poetry readings, reminiscences, music and birthday refreshments.  More ...

Naomi Guttman
Gastronomica Publishes Guttman’s Poems

Naomi Guttman, professor of English and creative writing, published four poems in the fall issue of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture.  More ...

From left, "Howl" readers  Will Newman, Sarah Sgro, Peter Bresnan and Nate Goebel.
Red Weather Hosts Reading of "Howl"

Red Weather hosted a reading of Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” on Oct. 12 in Root Glen. Published in 1955 as part of Howl and Other Poems, it became one of the most widely read poems of the century, translated into more than 22 languages.  More ...

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