Literary wanderings: The poet who shows us the beauty of everyday moments

Frank O’Hara’s observational poetry inspired the artists of The New York School. It also inspires TSL book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ `23.

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Literary wanderings: Ocean Vuong on grief and the violence of the English language

Ocean Vuong’s poetry has long explored his relationship with his mother, book columnist Ryan Lillestrand PZ ’23 explains. Now, in “Time is a Mother,” he explores grief in the wake of her death.

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12th century Sufi poem ‘The Conference of the Birds’ reimagined with spirited performance at Scripps College

“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.

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Palestinian poet articulates liberation: SJP hosts activist Mohammed El-Kurd

On Thursday night, Palestinian writer and activist Mohammed El-Kurd read poems from his debut book “Rifqa” and answered questions from a packed Rose Hills Theater in an event hosted by Claremont Students for Justice in Palestine.

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