poetry

Lombardo chronicles, recites epic poetry

By YIFAN WANG – 6 years ago

Stanley Lombardo will be coming to Vassar to combine lecture with dramatic readings of Homer and other poets. He will also bring in the subjects of Zen texts and Asian…

Hirsch shares poetry collection remembering life of son

By CHARLES LYONS-BURT – 7 years ago

Students, faculty and pedestrians alike flocked to Room 212—the Sanders Classroom Auditorium—mid-afternoon on Saturday, Jan. 31 to hear a renowned guest and literary authority relay his wisdom. The guest was…

Student orgs bring dynamic slam poet to perform at VC

By YIFAN WANG – 7 years ago

What is it that encompasses the meaningfulness of words, the rhythm of poem, the energy of rap, the dynamic of tones, gestures and facial expressions, and the sheer influential power…

Poetry month events honor Vassar alumna

By ISABELLA DELEO – 8 years ago

“April is the cruelest month,” wrote T.S. Eliot in his epic poem “Wasteland.” Even so, for Eliot, this harsh stint might be said to have one redeeming quality: It’s also…

Poets bring love of spoken word to Vassar

By ESSIE ASAN – 8 years ago

Gathering in a packed and claustrophobic stairwell in Sanders Classroom Auditorium has become procedure for many popular campus events, which usually include outlandish comedic performances or hyped plays. The spoken…

Wordsmiths, Helicon platforms for poetic expression

By ISABELLA DELEO – 8 years ago

For many writers on campus, the importance of poetry cannot be stressed enough. “People write poetry to survive,” said Leonel Torres, co-president of Wordsmiths, a campus group that promotes both…

Athj carries poetic passion with him to VC

By MARTHA LINO – 8 years ago

Cheikh Athj ’16 finds it important to constantly have a piece of his culture with him. Through his many interests, from poetry, music, the African Diaspora to modern dance, Athj…

Gómez confronts masculinity in verse

By CHARLACIA DENT – 8 years ago

Wordsmiths, the student poetry and spoken word organization, will kick off the year with a showcase featuring poet and speaker, Carlos Andres Gómez, as well as a range of other…

Schwartz moves away from traditional nature poetry

By PILAR SOLOMON-JOHNSON – 9 years ago

April, along with signaling the start of pleasant spring vibes, is National Poetry Month. Luckily, both the gorgeous weather and the proliferation of poetry coincide with poet Leonard Schwartz’s upcoming…