The RCAH Center for Poetry would like to give a big “thank you!” to all of our supporters who showed up at our annual book sale last week. All went well and we earned more than $900, which will help the Center put on events and host visiting writers. If you haven’t yet satisfied yourContinue reading “Book Sale Success!”
To My Reader There’s a passage through the night where someone awards me, hangs the tassle of distress off to the side and replaces it with a badge indicating that I did one thing right by continuing what I’d started when I didn’t know it had begun, and I was sure of no reward. BlessingsContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “To My Reader” by Irene McKinney”
No Map How close the clouds press this October first and the rain—a gray scarf across the sky. In separate hospitals my father and a dear friend lie waiting for their respective operations, hours on a table as surgeons crack their chests. They were so brave when I talked to them last as theyContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “No Map” by Stephen Dobyns”
Join the RCAH Center for Poetry at our annual book sale on Thursday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll be set up outside the MSU Auditorium selling more than 3,000 new and used books starting at just 25 cents each! All of the proceeds to benefit our center. Hope to see youContinue reading “Upcoming Events: Book Sale”
Yesterday’s fall poetry chalking was a success! Check out our pictures on Facebook, or feel free to click on the Photos page!
I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive. I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls for a light switch. IContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins”
I Because we used to have leaves and on damp days our muscles feel a tug, painful now, from when roots pulled us into the ground and because our children believe they can fly, an instinct retained from when the bones in our arms were shaped like zithers and broke neatly under their feathers andContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Why We Tell Stories” by Lisel Mueller”
“Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100” by Martin Espada In memory of those lost in 9/11, Laurie suggested sharing this poem by Brooklyn poet Martin Espada. Click on the post title to see the entire poem. Link via poets.org.
Hey poetry lovers! Be sure to mark down these important dates for all things poetry here at MSU! We’d love to see you there! Book Sale: Thursday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the MSU Auditorium Chalking: Wednesday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the Red Cedar River near Erickson HallContinue reading “Up and Coming”
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Center for Poetry at Michigan State University opened in the fall of 2007 to encourage the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry. Our goal is to help facilitate a place for poetry in our everyday lives. Poetry allows us to read, write, and think expressively while teachingContinue reading “Welcome”