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 [...]
Up-and-coming poet Danez Smith will be the featured artist for the 2016-17 Finlandia University Campus Read.
“Smith is one of the most visionary poets in America, and one of those most on fire for social justice. It is so exciting to have them perform on our campus,” said Dr. Carolyn Dekker, assistant professor of English at Finlandia. “My students have been reading, watching and listening to Danez’s poetry for a year now, and this visit will bring that important work [...]
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The eighth annual Finlandia University Campus Read concludes Saturday with the inaugural Writers of the Northern Persuasion author forum. The forum is free, open to the public and family friendly. It will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Finnish American Heritage Center on Quincy Street in Hancock.
This event will include more than 20 regional authors and publishers who will be selling books and giving presentations on writing and publishing. Other authors will be doing readings and Q&As. Many [...]
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 [...]