Post Tagged with: "poetry"

Kathryn Baker

NOVEL IDEAS: Understanding a Breakup Through Poetry

It is impossible to be prepared for a breakup. You can seek advice from your friends or family and think about the words over and over again, but nothing prepares you for the aftermath of an ended relationship. You can run through all the postbreakup steps outlined in romantic comedies[Read More…]

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Artists Form Communities in The District Through Spoken Word

Washington, D.C., is a hub for creative thought and expression through spoken word performances, from low-key open mics every night of the week to exhilarating formal competitions. Spoken word employs flowing metaphors and mellifluous alliterations to evoke emotions ranging from sorrow to joy. These performances, often based on personal experiences,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

NOVEL IDEAS: New Insights Into an Old Poem

Every New Year’s Eve at midnight, after the luminous multicolored ball drops and couples exchange their midnight kisses, a familiar question can be heard echoing throughout throngs of partygoers: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” This question, which readers may recognize as the first line of[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

The Literary World Discriminates Against Undocumented Immigrant Writers, Poets Say

Undocumented immigrant poets face obstacles in the literary world because of their immigration status, poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and assistant professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State University Janine Joseph, both undocumented immigrants, said at an event Oct. 16 in Copley Formal Lounge. Castillo and Joseph lead the national Undocupoets[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Tony Lewis Reimagines ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ as Poetry

Tony Lewis’ “Anthology 2014-2016,” an installation composed of 34 poems mounted on the walls of the second floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, explores the fragility of time and a longing to discern life’s meaning. In addition to the artistic display, a booklet located in the middle of[Read More…]

VIEWPOINT: The Poetry of Science

In 2000, Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate, coined the term “Anthropocene.” The word designates the epoch in which human activity shapes ecosystems and where its presence registers in the geological record. Crutzen’s coinage comes as a response to decades of scientific data supporting anthropogenic climate[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Poetry’s Beauty and Bewilderment

VIEWPOINT: Poetry’s Beauty and Bewilderment

In her collection “The Summer Day,” poet Mary Oliver is famous for these lines: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? An invocation to our vulnerability and truest selves, Oliver asks us: What does it mean to live a wild life[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Georgetown Bookstore employee Luanne Buzzanca likes to spend her free time finding ways to express herself and getting creative in the form of poetry.

A Poetic Voice from an Unexpected Place

On this hectic campus, it is all too easy to forget about the employees working almost every day to provide services for Georgetown students. LuAnne Buzzanca is a full-time cashier and customer service employee for the Georgetown University Bookstore. This past week, she and her coworkers celebrated her 30th year[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Features, The Guide, Uncategorized
Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

How’s this for coincidence? In 1995, the late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, then 24, was serving a sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York for a crime he and many others said he didn’t commit. While incarcerated, this video was recorded of a deposition in which Shakur explains[Read More…]

by May 6, 2014 0 comments Chatter

Forché Wins Poetry Fellowship

Poet, human rights activist and Georgetown professor Carolyn Forché was the recipient of this year’s Academy of American Poets fellowship. Forché currently serves as director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown. She is also the author of four collections of poetry and most recently co-authored an anthology, “The Poetry of[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News