Huffington Post reviews Saint Mary's Brenda Hillman: What Poetry Can Do

W. H. Auden, the great British poet, is famous for many things, including being the poet who claimed that poetry makes nothing happen. I have seen way too many people take that infamous line -- which appears in his lovely elegy to William Butler Yeats -- out of context. I have also seen way too many people quote that line with way too much glee; seeing it as an official verification of lameness, a poet waiving poetry's white flag. I'm pretty sure Auden had something other than the inefficacy of poetry in mind there . . .

Lysley Tenorio Is the Standard's East Village Hotel's First Writer in Residence

It has been a long time since the average struggling novelist could afford to live and work in downtown Manhattan.

Earlier this year, Lucy McIntyre, vice president of marketing for the Standard hotels, and Lorin Stein, editor of the literary magazine Paris Review, were lamenting this state of affairs—"what a fantasy it would be," Mr. Stein said, "to have the time and the means to just write in a hotel."

Graduation Fair

Date & Time: 
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Grad FairCalling all seniors!  Grad Fair is this Wednesday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wesleyan University Press Reading with Brenda Hillman

Date & Time: 
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:30 to 17:45

Readers include: Peter Gizzi, Brenda Coultas, Gerald Vizenor, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Brenda Hillman

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MFA in Creative Writing at AWP: A reading at Hugo House

Date & Time: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 18:00 to 20:00

Hugo House

 The SMC MFA Program at AWP: An offsite reading at Richard Hugo House

Each reader will read for about 5-7 minutes. We'll go in reverse alpha order.  See you there!

MFA Commencement

Date & Time: 
Sun, 05/25/2014 - 16:00 to 18:00

Commencement Reception directly following in Hagerty Lounge.


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