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October 8th, 2019

  • Song of Myself 7:00pm: Song of Myself
    To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birthday, actor Johnny Stallings will be performing “Song of Myself.” This poem is considered to be one of the greatest utterances in American Literature. It can change your life. Following the performance Professor Rachel Cole and Oregon’s Poet Laureate Kim Stafford and Johnny will talk about Walt Whitman and engage in what promises to be a lively dialogue with audience members.

October 9th, 2019

  • Marjorie Welish 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Marjorie Welish
    Marjorie Welish  is the author of  The Annotated “Here” and Selected Poems; Word Group; Isle of the Signatories; In the Futurity Lounge / Asylum for Indeterminacy ;  and  So What So That – all from Coffee House Press.  Her honors include the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Fellowship from Brown University, the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellowship at Cambridge University, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Fellowship, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has also held a Senior Fulbright Fellowship that has taken her to the University of Frankfurt and to the Edinburgh College of Art. She was the inaugural Madelon Leventhal Rand Distinguished Lecturer in Literature at Brooklyn College.

October 24th, 2019

  • Rosalie Moffett 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Rosalie Moffett
    Rosalie Moffett is the author of Nervous System, (Ecco/Harper Collins) winner of the National Poetry Series. She is also the author of June in Eden (Ohio State University Press).  She has been awarded the “Discovery”/Boston Review prize, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and scholarships from the Tin House and Bread Loaf writing workshops.  Her poems and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Believer, FIELD, Narrative, Kenyon Review, Agni, Ploughshares, and other magazines, as well as in the anthology “Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets.” She is a professor at the University of Southern Indiana.

March 17th, 2020

  • Nikky Finney 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Nikky Finney

    Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea.  A child of activists, she came of age during the civil rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff’s Amista murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997), edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.

April 1st, 2020

  • Rachel Zucker 6:00pm: A Poetry Reading by Rachel Zucker
    Rachel Zucker is the author of ten books, including, most recently, SoundMachine (Wave Books, 2019). A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Zucker is an adjunct professor at New York University and the founder and host of the podcast Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People). Zucker is currently working on an immersive audio project (also called SoundMachine) and a book of lectures called The Poetics of Wrongness.

News

  • March 20
    The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students.  This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College.  This includes non-English majors. 
  • September 8

    “Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

    Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 65 predoctoral fellowships ($24,000 per year for up to three years), as well as dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.

  • September 8
    The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
  • January 25
    Robert Hass, the former United States Poet Laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and recipient of both the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Pulitzer Prize, will read his poetry at Lewis & Clark at 6 p.m. on February 6.
  • February 16
    Two of just 37 poets selected from among 1,800 applicants, poets Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Nick Lantz BA ’03 are recipients of 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. One of Van Landingham’s poems was printed in the Jan. 16 issue of The New Yorker.
  • September 22
    Summer residency for young artists and inventors.
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