Poetry

  • Vanderbilt University

    Symposium explores dynamic relationship between poet and translator

    A distinguished writer noted for his leadership in the translation and preservation of ancient Vietnamese poetry is among those featured at Vanderbilt’s two-day “L’invitation au voyage”: A Symposium on Poetry and Translation. John Balaban will deliver the opening address, “On Translating Vietnamese Poetry,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    How the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam changed a Vanderbilt student’s life

    An incredibly powerful poetry competition called “Louder than a Bomb” is changing the lives of teens across the country. One of the competition’s most successful poets is now a student at Vanderbilt. He’s also the star of a new critically acclaimed documentary. Meet Nate Marshall. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

    The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast Newscast: Louder Than a Bomb

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: How the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam changed a Vandy student’s life How the GOP can attract Latino voters … Read More

    Feb. 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Lecture and performance by the Rev. Yvonne Gilmore-Essig

    Watch video of a lecture and performance by the Rev. Yvonne Gilmore-Essig. The Rev. Gilmore-Essig, who is a member of the D.C.-based Hip Hop group “Cornel West Theory,” spoke and performed Oct. 25 at Vanderbilt’s Divinity School. Her voice and thought are featured on the group’s recent release “The Shape… Read More

    Oct. 27, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Poet Billy Collins to be in residence at Vanderbilt in September

    Acclaimed poet Billy Collins will spend a two-week residency at Vanderbilt University this fall, visiting with students, lecturing on poetry as part of Vanderbilt’s Saturday University and giving a public reading. Read More

    Aug. 18, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Poetry reading by Father Ernesto Cardenal

    Watch Father Ernesto Cardenal, an acclaimed poet and liberation theologian, giving a reading of his poetry May 1. Cardenal recited poems from his recent collection The Origin of Species and Other Poems in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus. Cardenal, acknowledged as one of Latin America’s greatest living poets, is… Read More

    May. 3, 2011

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    Father Ernesto Cardenal to give poetry reading May 1 at Vanderbilt

    Father Ernesto Cardenal, an acclaimed poet and liberation theologian, visits Vanderbilt University Sunday, May 1, to give a reading of his poetry. Read More

    Apr. 20, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt poet honored by Fellowship of Southern Writers

    Kate Daniels Kate Daniels, author of the soon-to-be-published A Walk in Victoria’s Secret and three other poetry collections, has been named winner of the 2011 Hanes Award for Poetry by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Daniels, associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will receive the Hanes Award in… Read More

    Oct. 12, 2010