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Amy Lowell, an American poet who died in 1925, established in her will an annual scholarship which supports overseas travel for American-born poets. Outstanding poets are selected to receive funding for one year of travel outside of North America in whatever location that will best improve their poetry. During this period, recipients are not allowed to return to North America and keep their scholarship without committee approval.
Oregon Poetic Voices, a project spearheaded by Lewis & Clark’s Special Collections staff, will create a comprehensive online archive of poetry readings that will complement existing poetry collections across the state.
In February, the Department of English hosted a well-attended poetry symposium, cosponsored by the Kinsman Foundation, to explore the relevancy of poetry in today’s world.