poetry

poetry

Their Voices Matter

Their Voices Matter

The IU East Campus Library acts not only as a resource for IU East students, but also for the community that the campus serves. This year, the library partnered in several K-12 programs, the largest of which was the Early College 8th Grade Diversity project. Every year, the IU East Campus Library, as part of its commitment to the Early College program, assists 8th grade students at Hibberd Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana on a yearlong diversity-oriented research project. This year, the class focused on community development through a civic planning project. Students combined independent research with advice and knowledge from city leaders and experts to develop plans for a better, stronger community. City of Richmond officials came out in … Continued
Poetry Demystified

Poetry Demystified

Poetry. The word is loaded with ideas of Elizabethan romance, intentional obscurity and namby-pamby rhymes. Lest this be your only impression of poetry, the IU East Campus Library has plenty of resources available to demystify poems and poets for even the most non-lyrical reader. First, poetry itself isn’t limited to a particular time, place, style or author. IU East keeps a number of poetry anthologies in its collection, ranging from contemporary American (The New Anthology of American Poetry) to Latino voices (Looking Out, Looking In) to a strict focus on 20th century poets (Twentieth-Century American Poetry) a collection focused entirely on a single place (Baghdad: The City in Verse). These broad overviews allow you to dip in and find something … Continued
Poetry Slam!

Poetry Slam!

Join us on April 29 as we celebrate National Poetry month, the Red Wolves Write program, and the Latino Americans special events series. The Early College 8th grade students from Hibberd middle school will be presenting their original slam poetry on Friday, April 29 at 8:45 a.m. Campus and community members are welcome! There will be light refreshments and some special edition Red Wolves Write t-shirts available. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to encourage young adults in their creative and personal endeavors. Slam Poetry was introduced at the Nuyorican Poetry Café in New York City in 1975, and has strong ties with the Latino community. As a form, slam poetry has become increasingly popular with young adults, with statewide … Continued
An Ode to Poetry

An Ode to Poetry

Last week, we looked briefly at a little of what the library had to offer for the aspiring poet or poetry scholar. This week, let’s look at these sources in a little more depth. You might be approaching poetry in a lot of different ways. Maybe you just like poetry, and want to read some casually. Maybe you’re a student who needs to find poetry of a certain type, author, or genre to study. Maybe you need to find criticism about a specific poet or poem. Or maybe you want to write poetry of your own. The library can help with all these needs. First, how to find poetry. Chances are, if you’ve taken a poetry class, you’ve used an … Continued
Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading

Do you like poetry? IU East has a great upcoming opportunity for you. Bianca Lynne Spriggs, an award-winning poet (2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, several Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize) will be coming to campus to read her work on Tuesday, March 24th. The event will be in the Whitewater Hall art gallery from 7-8 p.m., and is open to the public if you want to bring friends or family. She will also lead a workshop for students earlier in the day, from 2-3 p.m. in Whitewater Hall 202. Spriggs is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, and was named as … Continued