Poet and essayist Ross Gay spoke at Rose Hills Theater on Sept. 14. He read selections from his collection of essays “Inciting Joy.” He shared his reflections on joy and its relationships with optimism, hope and suffering. Gay structured his talk as a collective conversation, with audience members sharing their experiences on discovering joy and passion.
Standing behind the podium in the Pitzer Broad Performance Center, poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke read an excerpt from her newest book “Look at this Blue.” Her soft, deep, and crisp voice took the audience on an intimate journey of suffering, reflection, realization, and the fights endured for loved ones.
“The Conference of the Birds” transported audiences across time and space with modern dancing and music set to the 12th century Sufi poem on March 27 and 28 at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater.
Philip Graham, a prolific essayist, poet, novelist and editor, spoke to students at Pomona College about his writing process.
Where do we belong? That is a question many of us may ask ourselves, especially as we move from one place in life to the next. Students and professors listened to Richard Blanco Sept. 24 at the Athenaeum, the writer and engineer who became the first Latino and the youngest