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Warsaw Ghetto’s poetry impacts us still

Students learned about pivotal moments in Jewish poetry and engaged with critics in Sven-Erik Rose’s lecture “In Adorno’s Blind Spot: Yiddish Poetry from the Warsaw Ghetto.” Rose, associate professor of German and comparative literature at UC Davis, said he was ...

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Poet and alumnus visits Fresno State

The first fall 2017 read for the Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series kicked off last Friday, featuring poet and Fresno State alumnus Glover Davis. Davis, a professor of creative writing at San Diego State University, has written six poetry collections. ...

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The passion of poetry lives on through Levine

The Philip Levine Reading Room opened on May 5 in honor of the late poet laureate who died in 2015. “It was a journey of exploration, a journey of discovery, a journey of poetic imagination that brought us to this ...

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Celebrating Black History Month through poetry

Students showed off their talents in poetry, song and rap at Poetry Jam: An Open Mic in honor of Black History Month. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center hosted the event in the Henry Madden Library on Feb. 1. Performer ...

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A Fresno State student remembered through poetry

Fresno State graduate student Mireyda “Mia” Barraza Martinez, 29, was killed in a car crash as rain drenched the Central Valley. “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden passing of graduate student and poet ...

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First year Fresno State MFA students share rough drafts

The stage was set with a chair and a microphone on Friday night at Mia Cuppa Caffe as first year Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program creative writing students like Erica Hughes waited patiently for their names to be ...

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Words from third grade teacher inspires U.S. Poet Laureate

“She invited me to the front of the class and [I] sang ‘Three Blind Mice,’” Juan Felipe Herrera said. “It’s really funny, but to my surprise, now I go, ‘How did I do that?’” That was the moment the current ...

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Reading between the lines

By Xitaly Ocampo Special to The Collegian  “In Lak’ech,” is a saying used by the Mayans to greet one another, and it is how James Manseau Sauceda began his poetry reading about cultural injustice facing Chicanos on campus Friday. Sauceda ...

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Local Poets Go ‘Anti-Love’

  By Royce Dunn Special to The Collegian To offer an alternative to Valentine’s Day-themed events, the monthly Loud Mouth and Inner Ear poetry jams banded together in rejecting “love-based” poetry for an “anti-love” jam on Saturday, at Howie and ...

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Working-class poet

As Fresno’s first poet laureate, James Tyner is now tasked with endorsing poetry and literary arts, with the goal of increasing awareness of the city’s history of poetic accomplishment.

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Levine reception blends wine and friendship

Philip Levine, one of Fresno State’s most treasured professors of English and poetry, returned briefly from retirement over the weekend to celebrate the love of wine.

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Prominent Poets Perform at Tower Theater

Former Fresno State Professor and 18th Poet Laureate of the United States Philip Levine recites poetry at the Tower Theater. Former Fresno State Professor Peter Everwine also recited poetry.

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6,000 expected at Peach Blossom Festival

On March 15 and 16, Fresno State will see 6,000 elementary students from all over the Central Valley come through campus for the 54th-annual Peach Blossom Festival.

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U.S. Poet Laureate visits campus

Once a year, the Librarian of Congress picks an American poet who will spend October through May raising awareness and appreciation of poetry. This year’s United States Poet Laureate is Fresno State’s own Philip Levine, who returned to campus Saturday night to be honored and to honor those who supported him during his long tenure at Fresno State.

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Library of Congress recognizes former Fresno State professor

The Library of Congress has appointed former Fresno State English professor Philip Levine new poet laureate consultant on Aug. 10.

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Young poets take over campus

Swarms of children buzzed around Fresno State on March 17 and 18 for the annual Peach Blossom Festival, an oral interpretation festival held every year by the communications department.

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Summer Arts – July 7

Today at Summer Arts we talk with Nick Flynn, author and poet.

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Transcendence through the everyday

Naomi Shihab Nye is a world renowned poet and author who uses the everyday to illustrate the problems people face and how we may be able to come together and overcome the human condition. These are some of the samples from her readings at the Satellite Student Union on Thursday, April 23, 2009.

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