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Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling Apr 2016

Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

No abstract provided.


Navigating Cape Town: A Poetic Cartography, Sam Lin-Sommer Apr 2016

Navigating Cape Town: A Poetic Cartography, Sam Lin-Sommer

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Cape Town has long been the site of conflicts over urban space. This study explored the potentials of a place-based poetry workshop as a tool for critically engaging with the urban environment. With the assistance of a well-established local poet, the researcher facilitated a poetry workshop that brought three young and emerging poets to contested public spaces including District Six, Company Gardens, and Church Square. After the workshop, poets submitted their writing to the researcher, who compiled and narrated a poem that showcased the voices of these poets while drawing attention to salient ideas evoked by the poets’ work. The ...


Obu Professor Margarita Pintado Wins International Poetry Award, Anna Hurst, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2016

Obu Professor Margarita Pintado Wins International Poetry Award, Anna Hurst, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Dr. Margarita Pintado, assistant professor of Spanish at Ouachita Baptist University, recently won first prize in the poetry category of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture’s (ICP) 2015 Literature Awards for her manuscript “A Girl Who Looks Like Me.”


Ouachita To Host Poet George Drew For Reading April 4, Rachel Gaddis, Ouachita News Bureau Mar 2016

Ouachita To Host Poet George Drew For Reading April 4, Rachel Gaddis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Language and Literature will host poet George Drew on Monday, April 4, for a reading beginning at 6 p.m. in Hickingbotham Hall’s Young Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Drew is an author and poet originally from Mississippi whose work has been published in journals across the country. His poetry has recently been anthologized in “The Southern Poetry Anthology, II: Mississippi,” and his collection “American Cool” won the Adirondack Literary Award for the best poetry book of 2009.


Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling Jan 2016

Lost Weight, Alyssa Froehling

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

No abstract provided.