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Apply to Marie Howe’s Master Class

poet marie howeZenzele Price ’18 has something for all you poets:

Apply for the Fall 2016 Masters Class with poet Marie Howe. While not for credit, this class is an opportunity to work closely with a tremendously talented writer. Her works include The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and The Good Thief. Her poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. She has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship.

All Wesleyan students are welcome to apply, but must be able to commit to all three dates. A (free!) dinner will be included after one class. Classes will meet at the Shapiro Center, 167 High Street on Wednesday, September 28th; Wednesday, October 19th; and Wednesday, November 9th. Each class will run from 6:00 – 8:30pm in the Shapiro Center. To apply, send a cover letter and writing sample to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. All applications must be submitted by September 18th.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18

Perform at Connecticut Valley Hospital


James Carter ’14, of the Woodland Realm, writes in with this plea for performers extraordinaire:

Join Wesleyan dancers, musicians and poets in entertaining residents of the Connecticut Valley Hospital. Any and all performers welcome!

For more information send an email to jkcarter[at]wesleyan[dot]edu THIS WEEK

When: April 14th
Where: Connecticut Valley Hospital
Time: 6-8pm

Writing at Wesleyan presents poet Myung Mi Kim


Celebrated poet Myung Mi Kim will read from her upcoming work on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Russell House. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Myung Mi Kim will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Myung Mi Kim’s books of poetry include PenuryCommonsDURA, and The Bounty. Her first book, Under Flag, won the Multicultural Publisher’s Exchange Award of Merit. A professor of English in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, Kim is the subject of the book Building Is a Process / Light Is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, March 26
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Allbritton 311
Time of reading:
8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0

Ben Lerner Reads at Wesleyan

From Sarah Chrystler ’13:Ben Lerner

Writing at Wesleyan presents poet BEN LERNER. Celebrated poet, Ben Lerner, will read from his upcoming work on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry: The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), Angle of Yaw (2006), and Mean Free Path (2010). His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, won The Believer Book Award and was widely regarded as one of the best books of 2011. His second novel is forthcoming from Faber/FSG. Recent prose can be found in Art in America, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Paris Review. He is a 2013-14 Guggenheim Fellow.

Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information on this event, please call 860.685.3448 or visit here.

For program information contact Anne Greene, agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 8-9 p.m.
Place: Russell House, 350 High St

WeSLAM Presents: The 24-Hour Group Slam (feat. The Good News Poetry Tour)


Oh Boy:

Have I a treat for you!

Come on out to the first poetry slam of the semester tonight! Two-person poems will be written, edited, and rehearsed in the 24 hours before the slam. These pieces will be raw, fresh, and/or tasty, so you will not want to miss out on the feast. Who will win? (It doesn’t matter.) Come out and see!

There will be an open mic before the slam, during which all acts are welcome. Come up and do your crazy act with the monkey if it strikes your fancy so.

And The Good News Poetry Tour will be featuring! Check out a poem from one of them here.

  • DATE?: Today (Sat., February 23)
  • TIME?: 7:30pm
  • PLACE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.
  • PANDA?: Panda.

More about the illustriously Good News Poetry Tour after the jump, for proof of their brilliance.

Interested in a 24-Hour Group Poetry Slam?


WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere spoken-word organization, wants to know if you would be interested in participating a 24-hour group slam. Basically what this means is that you would be paired up with a fellow poet on a Friday night, you would brainstorm ideas for a group piece (examples: 1, 2, and 3), and then you would wake up early Saturday morning and get writing. On Saturday night, you would compete against other group poems for a chance at first place.

If this sounds remotely fun to you at all, then please email Coz Deicke ’15 at cdeicke(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Apply To Become A Wesleyan Student Poet

Want to join the coveted ranks of WesCelebs Claire Dougherty ’13 and Daniel Handler ’92? You can start by applying to become a Wesleyan student poet, as Handler did in 1991. Max Bevilacqua ’12 knows how:

Are you a poet? Then apply for Writing At Wesleyan’s Poetry Contest for a chance to become an official Wesleyan Student Poet and for a position on the 2012-2013 Connecticut Poetry Circuit Team!

Submit 5 pages of poetry to the Writing Programs Office (Downey 112) by 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 24th. Note the time: NOON! Wesleyan’s top contenders will become the Wesleyan Student Poets and will be published in the 2012-2013 Russell House poetry pamphlet. One nominee will be selected to enter the statewide competition for the Connecticut Student Poetry Circuit Team, who will read their work at universities across the state.

Deadline: Monday Wednesday, October 24
Contact: russellhouse@wes

WeSLAM Presents: 2nd Preliminary Slam (feat. SciryL)

From WeSLAM:

Midterms are ending. Fall break is approaching. But before you make your brief getaway (or lack thereof), come and join us this Thursday for some words and some lovin’.

This is because WeSLAM is coming to Malcolm X House for THE SECOND PRELIMINARY POETRY SLAM OF THE SEMESTER. 12 poets. 2 rounds. Only 4 will move on to the Wesleyan Grand Slam. If you wish to participate, get in line to sign up at X-House at 7:45pm. Open mic is at 8:00pm. The slam goes down at 8:15.

But that’s not all. We are bringing in SCIRYL to feature. SciryL (“lyrics” spelled backwards) is a poet, rapper, singer, and overall lyrical genius. He has even been a poet on HBO’s Def Jam Poetry. Check him out here and here.

  • DATE: October 20th (TOMORROW)
  • TIME: signups @ 7:45pm, open mic @ 8pm, slam @ 8:15pm
  • PLACE: Malcolm X House, 345 High Street
  • WHO’S THE BOSS?: You, clearly.

Love, Solomon.