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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Charles Simic To Give Free Reading

Posted November 4, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic will read from his work on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College. The reading is part of Bryn Mawr College’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series. All readings in the series are free and open to the public. […]

Bestselling Author Lorrie Moore Opens Stellar Reading Series

Posted September 10, 2009
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A reading by best-selling author Lorrie Moore from her new novel A Gate at the Stairs opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series. This year’s series also features Dominican-American poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Julia Alvarez; playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama; The Paris […]

Poet Marilyn Hacker to read at Bryn Mawr

Posted April 2, 2009

Poet Marilyn Hacker, whose first collection of poems, Presentation Piece, received the National Book Award in 1975, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr College on Wednesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Read more »

Poet Mary Jo Salter to read

Posted February 26, 2009
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Poet Mary Jo Salter, whose 2008 collection A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems was called “deeply human, brilliantly realized and refreshingly perceptive” by BookPage, will give a reading at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room at Wyndham Alumnae House. Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 23, 2009

In Poems vibrating with war, love, Bryn Mawr Associate Professor Karl Kirchwey, director of the Creative Writing Program, reviews Yusef Komunyakaa’s latest collection of poetry.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New Yorker

Posted June 30, 2008

“Propofol,” a poem by Bryn Mawr Creative Writing Program Director Karl Kirchwey, appeared in the June 30 issue of The New Yorker.

New faculty: Poet-scholar Warren Liu explores the boundaries of ethnicity and literary form

Posted May 13, 2008
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Despite the periodic warnings of cultural doomsayers, poetry is alive and kicking in the United States, says Assistant Professor of English Warren Liu, who is just finishing his first year on the Bryn Mawr faculty. “People have been talking about the decline or demise of poetry for decades,” Liu says. “But I recently read a […]

3XL: Bryn Mawr rappers Introduce Philly to hip-hop with a feminist attitude

Posted January 31, 2008
Shayna Israel and Menda Franchise-Francois performing

Shayna Israel ’08, a performance poet and sociology major, says she’s been a poet since she was six years old. She grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, and in elementary school a lot of her friends wrote poetry, too. Around middle school, though, Israel noticed a rift in the way her fellow poets […]