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Nuanced Poetry Addresses Nuclear Issues

Logan Buckley, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken hosted a reading on Tuesday in Wilder 101 of her latest collection of poems, Plume, published last year. The poems in Plume, which Flenniken said started as “a few poems about growing up” that she couldn’t stop writing, center thematically on...

Berry, Jackson Team Up to Tackle Sustainable Agriculture, Assert Importance of Liberal Arts

Nora Kipnis

September 13, 2013


Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

To kick off this year’s Convocation series, author Wendell Berry and acclaimed scientist Wes Jackson met in Finney Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to discuss environmentalism, sustainable agriculture and the role of a liberal arts education. Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics David Orr moderated...

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


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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...

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