Storyteller weaves tales at Poetry Center

By Kelsey Block Michigan storyteller, musician and educator Robin Nott visited the RCAH Center for Poetry last week as the first guest of the 2014 Fall Writing Series. The 64-year-old said he first became interested in storytelling as a child at camp, but didn’t explore it in depth until he saw Storyteller Donald Davis speakContinue reading “Storyteller weaves tales at Poetry Center”

Detroit Poet Jamaal May visits East Lansing

Last week, the RCAH Center for Poetry in collaboration with the MSU English Department was proud to host a reading by Detroit poet Jamaal May. May’s first book of poetry, Hum, was published in 2013 and won the Beatrice Hawley Award. May said he first got interested in poetry while recording a hip hop album.Continue reading “Detroit Poet Jamaal May visits East Lansing”

Poetry Center director Anita Skeen and former RCAH professor Laura DeLind publish collaborative book

By Kelsey Block The Unauthorized Audubon, a collection of poetry and prints by Poetry Center Director Anita Skeen and Anthropology Professor Laura DeLind, was recently published by the MSU Press. The RCAH Center for Poetry hosted a reading on February 19 to celebrate the occasion, in which the creators read and signed their book. TheContinue reading “Poetry Center director Anita Skeen and former RCAH professor Laura DeLind publish collaborative book”

An Afternoon with Diane Wakoski: Part 2 of 2

By Kelsey Block *Please note that the following quotation also appeared in “An Afternoon with Diane Wakoski: Part 1” “Poetry is for those moments when something moves you because of its beauty, pure beauty, for anything that engages you to look at it and experience its transformative power,” the 76-year-old poet said. “Beauty transforms you.”Continue reading “An Afternoon with Diane Wakoski: Part 2 of 2”