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The Oberlin Review

On The Record: Professor Kazim Ali on His Feature in The American Poetry Review

Logan Buckley, Staff Writer
September 6, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Can you start by telling me about your profile in the September issue of The American Poetry Review? I’ve been in The American Poetry Review several times in the past, but this is the first time that I’ve been on the cover, of course. They’ve also included a feature of my work inside, five ...

The Winter’s Tale Delights with Modern Spin on Shakespeare

Sarah Westbrook
March 1, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

From Feb. 21–24, Little Theater played host to Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, directed by College senior Carter Sligh. The show was an ambitious undertaking that went off without a hitch and was a testament to the tremendous hard work put in by the cast and crew. From the first moment of the p...

Collaboration Meets Conservation in Water Ways

Abby Hawkins, Arts Editor
February 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Theater & Film

After working ceaselessly from September to January, the 16 student participants of the Oberlin ArtS Intensive Semester, along with Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan and Education Director Chris Seibert, presented Water Ways (Part One of the Elements Cycle) at CPT from...

Water, Warner Main, and Winter Term: An OASIS Status Update

Julia Hubay, Arts Editor
December 7, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Theater & Film

While most Oberlin students can’t imagine working as hard as we are right now until finals come around next semester, the students participating in the new Oberlin ArtS Intensive Semester program are just gearing up to put in a month of 10-hour workdays. In the final push before the culmination of...

Lyric Narrative through Sound and Movement: An Evening with Julie Carr

Taia Kwinter
December 7, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

In an excerpt of prose poetry titled Pity, Pride and Shame, Julie Carr describes the act of a person rubbing his or her eyes, softly stating that with this repeated action, “the person has left the room, has refused, in leaving, to enter any other room.” This image is striking in its full emotional...

Anna Deavere Smith: “Shine a Light Through Broken Hearts”

Matthew Sprung, Staff Writer
October 12, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Theater & Film

Award-winning actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith spoke and performed in front of a full Finney Chapel as part of Oberlin College’s annual Convocation series last Saturday, Oct. 6. Best known for her one-woman plays Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles, both of which she wrote and starred...

Story Time with Dan Chaon Delights a Full Audience

Madeline Raynor
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

“We’re glad we had such a big turnout, but we’re not surprised.” These were the opening remarks of Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Lynn Powell as she welcomed her colleague Dan Chaon to the stage for his reading this past Sunday night. She was no doubt referring to both the...

Peter Neil Carroll’s Poetry Proves Confrontational, Tear-Jerking

Matthew Sprung
September 28, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Sometimes we may need to take the unwelcome yet eye-opening bite into the raw onion of American history. On Thursday, writer, historian and poet Peter Neil Carroll walked into a room in the Science Center to find a warm and accepting audience. Carroll — who wasn’t published as a poet until 2008 —...

Lauded Poet Mojgani Entertains Packed Cat

Willa Rubin
September 21, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

The Oberlin College community came out in droves to the Cat in the Cream last Saturday night to see slam poet Anis Mojgani, packing the entire venue with the sweaty bodies of poetry enthusiasts. Some were lucky enough to grab a table or a spot on a lumpy couch with friends, but plenty of less fortunate...

Slam Poet Inspires Self-Love, World Change at the Cat

Julia Hubay, Arts Editor
May 4, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

As people began to stream into Sonya Renee’s performance at the Cat last Saturday, every chair was quickly filled, and even the floor was packed before the poet and activist began. The evening kicked off with an open mike show featuring some talented students, and then at 9 p.m. Renee took the stage...

Fictional Oberlin Grad Ventures to Bolivia in Semi–Autobiographical Novel

Alice Shockley, Staff Writer
April 6, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Plant Teacher, a novel by Caroline Alethia published this past January, chronicles the story of a fictional Oberlin College graduate traveling in Bolivia during a time of political crisis. Although Alethia is herself a Wellesley College graduate, her experiences visiting Oberlin's campus during her own ...

Performer Takes Risks with Social-Reformist Spoken Word at Cat

Alice Shockley, Staff Writer
March 16, 2012
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Award-winning poet, actor and playwright Carlos Andrés Gómez performed a spoken word poetry production at Oberlin’s Cat in the Cream on March 12. Entering center stage, Gómez immediately captivated the crowd with his honesty and raw emotionality and kept them engaged throughout the show with his...

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