Poem of the Week: Not Forgotten, by Toi Derricotte

We hope you’ll join us this week for a workshop with Toi Derricotte at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, and a reading at 7 p.m. the same day. Visit here for details.   BY┬áTOI DERRICOTTE   I love the way the black ants use their dead. They carry them off like warriors on their steelContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Not Forgotten, by Toi Derricotte”

Spring Poetry Festival Lineup Announced

The Center for Poetry has confirmed the spectacular lineup of poets for the 2017 Spring Poetry Festival. Funded in part by the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, three poets known world wide will be visiting campus for afternoon conversations and evening performances during the month of April. Tina Chang, born in New YorkContinue reading “Spring Poetry Festival Lineup Announced”

Making up for lost time: Postcards from the Voyage of Robin Coste Lewis

By Laurie Hollinger Robin Coste Lewis closing out the Spring Poetry Festival, on April 27, 2016. Click the image to view more photos from her visit.       On April 27, the Center for Poetry hosted a visit by Robin Coste Lewis, author of the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry winning Voyage ofContinue reading “Making up for lost time: Postcards from the Voyage of Robin Coste Lewis”