“Fall”ing in love with poetry

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Welcome back readers, writers, lovers of poetry and all those in between. The Center for Poetry is back with a fully loaded calendar this fall semester. Check out our “Calendar of Events” page for more information on dates, placesContinue reading ““Fall”ing in love with poetry”

Frogpond associate editor, Center for Poetry to start haiku study group

By Kelsey Block Starting in February, the Center for Poetry is partnering with East Lansing haiku poet Michele Root-Bernstein to create a haiku study group. The group will meet on the third Saturday of every month from 1 – 3 p.m. in Snyder hall, C302. The first session is on February 20. The study groupContinue reading “Frogpond associate editor, Center for Poetry to start haiku study group”

2015 Balocating Prize for Poetry: “Memorial Day” by Connor Yeck

Congratulations to Connor Yeck, a Senior in English and the winner of the 2015 Annie Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry! Yeck’s poem “Memorial Day” was selected by guest judge Carolyn Forché and presented during her reading at the RCAH Center for Poetry on April 22, 2015 in Snyder-Phillips Hall. The Balocating Prize is an awardContinue reading “2015 Balocating Prize for Poetry: “Memorial Day” by Connor Yeck”

RCAH Center for Poetry Hosts Conference for Educators and Writers

By Kelsey Block On March 28, 2015, the RCAH Center for Poetry hosted its first-ever conference, titled: “Exploring Our Own Amazement: Learning the Language of Poetry.” A crowd of approximately 40 people filled the RCAH Theater to participate in workshops and discussions with a number of presenters, including the Center for Poetry staff, associate professorContinue reading “RCAH Center for Poetry Hosts Conference for Educators and Writers”

2014 Fall Writing Series wraps up with nonfiction writer

By Kelsey Block On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Center for Poetry welcomed nonfiction writer Jim Minick as the last guest in the Fall Writing Series. Throughout the week, Minick visited two RCAH classes in addition to reading from his memoir, The Blueberry Years: A Memoir a Farm and Family and an essay in which he explores theContinue reading “2014 Fall Writing Series wraps up with nonfiction writer”