Archive for the 'Poetry' Category

Bad Poetry Alert: “Or is it Summer?”

Disclaimer: As a professional writing student, I write poetry that is—to put it frankly—quite bad. However, it never hurts to try something new. If you want to get better at poetry (like I should), take Creative Writing, Intermediate Poetry Writing, or Creative Non-Fiction in the fall! Or is it Summer? Poetry really isn’t my thing, But sometimes you just get
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What’s New With Goldenrod Poetry Festival?

Tonight’s the night for all you poetry fanatics! The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is tonight, and the winner will be selected by Saeed Jones from among these finalists: “A Walk After Midnight on Repeat” by Sara Ann Alexander “Coffee and Chai” by Shay Barlow “SomewhereInAmerica” by James Buchanan “John Lennon: A Day in the Rye” by Derek Ellis “Cartoon Ghost” by Kirby Fields
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Student Success: Joshua Johnston Represents WKU English for World Book Night Celebration

Every year on April 23–Shakespeare’s birthday–folks nationwide donate books to people in their communities for the World Book Night (WBN) celebration, and this year in Bowling Green, one of the WKU English department’s own undergraduate students took center stage for the event. Joshua Johnston, a brand new WKU English alumni joined Kristie Lowry, Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries, at the
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Thursday April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

If you didn’t already know, April is National Poetry Month! And to celebrate, Poets.org and the Academy of American Poets wants all English lovers to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day! The idea of it is to choose a poem that you love, carry it around with you and share it others throughout the day. Pretty simple, right? But if
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Open Mic Reading at Half Price Books Outlet

On April 17th, the English Club will be hosting an open mic reading night at Half Price Books Outlet on Campbell Lane. The event will begin at 7:00 PM. If you have been yearning to read your original poetry or short stories in front of an audience, now is your chance! Keep in mind that the works you read must be PG
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How Beautiful the Feet: An Original Poetry Citation

On March 28th, 2014 in Helm 100 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. there will be an original poetry citation and display featuring Western Kentucky’s very own, Jessica Brumley. Jessica Brumley, a junior studying English Literature and Secondary Education here at WKU, is also a student in the Chinese Flagship Program. She combined her interests of writing and the Chinese
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Deadline for Submissions to the 17th Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Writing Contest is Upon Us!

17th Annual Gender & Women’s Studies Creative Writing Contest Seeks fresh, reflective poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction exploring feminist themes/issues. Deadline: 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 Any WKU student may submit one original, unpublished work up to 750 words. Entrant’s name must not appear on the manuscript, but should be accompanied by a cover sheet that includes The title
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Frank X Walker Poetry Workshop

On Saturday, March 1st, Kentucky’s current Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker, came to the Warren County Public Library to host a poetry workshop. This was a huge opportunity for English majors and English lovers alike. I took my seat among the others from various ages, places, and backgrounds in a room decorated in paper mache to listen to one of Kentucky’s most brilliant
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Goldenrod Festival: Write On!

As my fellow students slowly filled the Cherry Hall auditorium, I took my seat at the front to have the perfect view. That wonderful view was the back of the spikey-haired head of Matt Hart, the poet invited by the English Club to headline at the Goldenrod Poetry Festival. (“Matt Hart is the author of five books of poetry, most
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Tom Hunley Speaks: An Email Interview and A Psalm

The English Majors’ Weblog wanted to cast out a line to Dr. Tom Hunley before his poetry reading tonight at the Warren County Public Library. Here are his rapid fire and altogether too wise responses.  He also was very kind in allowing us to reprint his poem, “Psalm on a Theme by Dean Young and a Somewhat Similar Theme by
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