The Daily Eastern News

Professor to cite original work at memorial poetry reading

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 7, 2018

The Eastern English department will sponsor the second Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bob’s Bookstore. Creative writing professor Bess Winter will be featured reading original work at the event along with graduate student Kelly Pierce. Winter began teaching creative writ...

Poet connects with audience in 7th Street Underground

Mike Santoria, Campus Reporter

February 14, 2018

By using a mix of personal stories and interacting with audience members, LGBTQ activist and writer Natasha T. Miller was able to connect with students at the ‘My Black is Beautiful’ poetry slam. Miller performed six poems for the roughly twenty Eastern students attending. “Anytime I get...

‘My Black is Beautiful’ Poetry Slam to be held

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 13, 2018

With work from students and a professional, the University Board will commemorate African-American Heritage Month with a poetry slam Wednesday at the 7th Street Underground. The UB has invited poet Natasha “T” Miller to read her poetry at the slam. Students will also be able to share their own p...

Poetry contest to honor students, late professor

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

April 20, 2017

  Nine select students will compete for money in the fifth annual Graham Slam! poetry match 4 p.m. Friday in the Tarble Arts Center atrium. Dana Ringuette, the English department chair, said all nine students will win cash prizes depending on how they place, with the winner taking home $3,360...

German art school inspires poetry reading

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 11, 2017

An annual poetry reading will feature Mary Jo Bang, a published author and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. It will be free and open to the public. Bang is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is...

Poetry slam to honor Langston Hughes

February 14, 2017

In honor of African-American Heritage Month, Omega Psi Phi fraternity is hosting a Langston Hughes poetry slam. It will take place at 7:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium, Room 2030. Poetry slams are competitions in which poets read original works, and their performances...

Annual poetry reading to be held at Bob’s Bookstore Thursday

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 16, 2016

The annual Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading is coming back this year after not happening last year because of a lack of funds. The English department will host the reading 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bob’s Bookstore at 601 Monroe Ave. English professor Daiva Markelis, who also writes fiction...

SACIS show gives message of empowerment

Morgan Tudor, a senior psychology major works on painting a picture during A Night of Empowerment in the 7th Street Underground.

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 26, 2016

At Voices and Visions of Empowerment, LaPorshia Graves told the story of a woman who has given everything to everyone for her whole life, without thinking of herself. “What does she have left? She has herself, so she built herself up,” Graves, a graduate student studying political science, said...

Creative non-fiction class prepares for open reading

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

December 7, 2015

Students of an advanced creative nonfiction class will be performing some of their written work from in a public literary reading. The reading is titled “The Ghost of the Writer’s Present” and will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in 7th Street Underground. The course is taught by Charlotte...

Poets offer advice at memorial poetry reading

Mathew Minicucci recites his poem, “Beta”, an unpublished piece about break ups, in the Recital Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Monday.

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

September 21, 2015

During the Allen Neff Memorial Poetry reading, Wyn Cooper and Matthew Minicucci read some of their own written work to the members of the Eastern community. The two poets maintained now only a professional atmosphere, but there was also some humor added to some of their works. This was the first...

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