Apr. 1, 2021—Sonia Sanchez, a poet, playwright, professor and activist, will give a virtual talk on Wednesday, April 7, beginning at noon CT in celebration of National Poetry Month as well as Black art and artists.
Jun. 25, 2018—Before alumna Tiana Clark emerged as an electrifying new voice in poetry, before a flock of literary agents started calling, and before 'The New Yorker' magazine published her poem “Nashville” to acclaim last fall, she’d been stung so badly by rejection that she’d stopped writing for an entire year. Read more of the story from the latest issue of 'Vanderbilt Magazine.'
Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.
Mar. 24, 2017—Two senior undergraduate creative writers have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets.
Dec. 16, 2016—Edgar Kunz, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt's MFA Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry for 2017.
Apr. 9, 2016—Beth Bachmann, a Vanderbilt writer-in-residence who has published two poetry collections, has been selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants for a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Mar. 14, 2016—The Gertrude and Harold Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series will host two alumni who are award-winning poets. Anders Carlson-Wee and Nate Marshall will give public readings the week of March 14-18.
Mar. 4, 2016—Shakespeare, transitional justice in South Africa, the Nashville Ballet, and Judaism are among the diverse topics open to all adults 50 and older this spring through the Institute for Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt.
Nov. 13, 2015—Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.
Oct. 23, 2015—The work of three Vanderbilt poets is to be included in the Best New Poets anthology for 2015. The new anthology highlights the work of 50 of the nation’s most promising poets.
Sep. 28, 2015—An acclaimed poet who came of age in the South during the turmoil and unrest of 1960s and '70s civil rights struggles will deliver the 2015 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 8 and 9.
Dec. 5, 2014—Anders Carlson-Wee, a second-year Vanderbilt MFA student and former professional rollerblader, is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry.