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Articles Tagged ‘ VOICES ’

April 9, 20136:33 pm

Chandler Presents Nature Notes at VOICES Reading


On Thursday, Feb. 14, students and staff temporarily put aside Valentine’s Day plans to attend the second VOICES reading of this semester’s series, featuringSt. Mary’s own Associate Professor of English, Kate Chandler. The reading, held in Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC), included a variety of humorous and lighthearted environmental pieces featuring such things as mushrooms and feathered […]

March 21, 201210:05 pm

Maloof Speaks for the Trees at VOICES

Joan Maloof began her creative writing career while working on scientific research on forests. (Photo by Keene Kelderman)


Biologist, writer, activist. On Mar. 8, St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Department of English and the VOICES Reading Series presented Joan Maloof, an artist whose passion for old growth forests is rooted in these three professions. Nearly every seat was filled in Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) as the author of “Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern […]

February 28, 201212:07 am

Jeffrey Coleman Presents Poetry from the Civil Rights Movement in VOICES Reading Series

Associate Professor of English Jeffrey Coleman collected civil rights-era poetry as a hobby for years, and has recently published an anthology on the time period. (Photo Courtesy of Southern Maryland News)


The spring season of the VOICES Reading Series continued with Associate Professor of English Jeffrey Coleman. Coleman presented works from his book of poetry and his upcoming anthology of poetry from the Civil Rights Movement before a crowd of students in Daugherty-Palmer Commons on Feb. 16. Assistant Professor Karen Anderson introduced Coleman, telling the audience […]

October 17, 201211:20 am

VOICES Reading: Matt Burgess


On Thursday, Oct. 11, Matt Burgess read to students as part of the VOICES Series. He was low-key, with rectangular glasses, sneakers matched with a black dress coat, and a wonderful sense of humor. So far Burgess has written two books and is about to publish his third. He prefaced the reading of the gritty […]

September 25, 201212:06 am

E. J. Levy Kicks Off 2012-2013 VOICES Series


On Thursday, Sept. 13, in Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC), author E. J. Levy began the 2012-2013 VOICES Series by reading her short story, “Theory of Dramatic Action” at 8:15 p.m. The seats in DPC were completely full—some chairs had to be added to the audience—and students were there for a number of reasons, ranging from fulfilling […]

May 1, 201212:09 am

VOICES Reading Series Concludes with Author and Editor Hannah Tinti


The VOICES Reading series concluded on Thursday, April 26 with Hannah Tinti, novelist and editor-in-chief of One Story Magazine. The final reading was held in Cole Cinema, rather than the usual location for the VOICES readings, Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC). Assistant Professor of English Jerry Gabriel, who has worked with Tinti on One Story Magazine, introduced […]

April 17, 201212:04 am

Voices Reading Features Author Peter Ho Davies


On April 5, students and staff filled the seats of Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) as author Peter Ho Davies, one of the most anticipated VOICES Reading series presenters of the year, read excepts from his widely anthologized short stories. Davies is the author of several novels, including “The Welsh Girl,” written in 2007, “Equal Love,” and […]

January 31, 201212:08 am

Ballesteros Presents Bilingual Poetry


Ballesteros spoke before students on Jan. 26. (Photo by Kristin Seymour)

The first VOICES Reading of the spring 2012 semester featured the poetic works of José Ballesteros, a St. Mary’s Associate Professor of Spanish.  A native of Quito, Ecuador, Ballesteros infused his poems with Ecuadorian and Latin cultural references and rich imagery, and dealt with themes such as youth, death, home life, and love. Israel Ruiz, […]

November 2, 201112:11 am

9/11 Commemorative VOICES Reading Series Concludes


Hallaby draws from her heritage and experience to comment on misconceptions of Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim individuals. (Photo Courtesy of Laila Hallaby)

The Voices Reading commemorative 9/11 Series concluded with two readings, held on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Crowds of students came to Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) to hear two prominent poets, Laila Hallaby and Amiri Baraka. Laila Hallaby was born in Lebanon to a Jordanian father and American mother, and drew from her heritage to write […]

October 18, 201112:10 am

Naomi Shihab Nye Enlightens in VOICES Reading


Naomi Shihab Nye read an excert from “Come Celebrate With Me” at the reading. (Photo by Kristin Seymour)

This year’s VOICES reading series continued with award-winning artist Naomi Shihab Nye who read a plethora of pieces relating to Middle-Eastern culture as a part of the ten-year commemoration of September 11.

September 27, 201112:12 am

Community gathers to honor Clifton with poetry, music

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Poet and songwriter Kurtis Lamkin performs in Daughtry-Palmer Commons on Sept. 12 to commemorate the late poet and former St. Mary’s professor, Lucille Clifton. (Photo by Ryan Gugerty)

“American poetry is like a big house with rooms in it for everyone.” – Lucille Clifton

On Monday Sept. 12, the annual Voices reading series was off to a powerful start with a Lucille Clifton memorial. Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) was completely filled as two poets that Clifton believed showed pure “clarity, vision, courage and compassion” read their poetry.

May 3, 201112:08 am

Last VOICES Reading Features Poems On Scientific Phenomena ,“Orphaned Images”


The VOICES Reading Series ended with a poetry reading from Linda Bierds, professor of English at University of Washington and author of First Hand. (Photo by Katie Henry)

On Thursday, April 21, this year’s VOICES Reading Series ended with a poetry reading from Linda Bierds, professor of English at University of Washington and author of First Hand. Bierds read poems from several of her collections and ended with more recent work, sequencing her reading in order to convey “the arc of [her] career.”

March 22, 201112:11 am

Street Talks Poetry and Environmentalism


Laura-Gray Street visited St. Mary’s in order to read some of her works about love, family, and environment for the VOICES Series. (Photo by Kevin Baier)

On Thursday, March 3, Laura Gray-Street, a visitor to artist house, spoke to St. Mary’s students and faculty with poetry about love, family, and the environment in Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC).