The Campus Read committee invites submissions of essays, fiction and poetry (500 words or less) that consider how your life, landscape and community are affected by the climate crisis, or that imagines how we can meet its challenges.
“The committee was intrigued by Katya Gordon’s local approach to climate activism and the similarity of her Two Harbors community on the Minnesota shoreline of Lake Superior to ours,” Assistant Professor of English Dr. Carolyn Dekker said. “We hope her visit can help energize campus and local conversations and actions around climate change and sustainability.”
Classes across campus this week are reading Danez Smith’s work in advance of Smith’s visit to campus on September 30. Smith was selected as the Campus Read author for 2016-17 because their poetry speaks so powerfully of the need for racial and social justice.
In a list poem called “Alternate Names for Black Boys,” Smith supplies “guilty until proven dead” and “monster until proven ghost” as possible alternate names. Students readily catch the echo of the American [...]
Finlandia University’s Campus Read 2016 will begin on Tuesday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. with U.P. Poet Laureate Andrea Scarpino. This is the first of three Author Event Series events at the Chapel of St. Matthew on Finlandia’s campus. They are free and open to the public.
Scarpino is the author of the poetry collections What The Willow Said As It Fell (coming in March), Once, Then, and the chapbook The Grove Behind. She received a Masters of [...]