In this first Learn More Series event of the 2022-2023 academic year, we hear from the author and City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola. Olayiwola, a native of Chicago living in Boston, is a writer, performer, educator and curator who uses afro-futurism and surrealism to examine historical and current issues in the Black, woman, and queer […]
English departments rethink what to call themselves in light of how diverse they’ve become.
Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.
Plus, how she overcame them to deliver her moving poem, “The Hill We Climb.”
The Youth Poet Laureate read her piece “The Hill We Climb” written especially for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“The purifying power of poetry has existed as long as humans have wielded words. And for women especially, as [Audre] Lorde said, poetry ‘is a vital necessity of our existence.'”
From Absence to Presence: The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Sothern Maryland, a commemorative slave quarter created to honor the enslaved peoples of southern Maryland stands on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus.
Three artists, a curator and a writer came together to discuss the pieces that have not only best reflected the era, but have made an impact.
Although the initiative is meant to encourage major changes, the best-picture qualifications aren’t as strict as they may seem.
Covid-19 is the subject of topical, colourful and attention-grabbing street art, whether it is for artistic, educational or political ends.