TS Eliot may have called it “the cruellest (sic) month,” but
The Center for Writing is stepping in to change that image. It’s Poetry Month,
and the students and faculty of Berkshire have sent us a comprehensive
selection of thirty poems, reflecting a variety of literary tastes and
affections, as individual as each of the contributors.
We hope you’ll enjoy this daily dose of April Poetry.
Follow this link to today’s offering, or this link to see an
archive of poems for each previous day in April.
As part of our April celebration of poetry, poets,
and all things poetic, the Center for Writing recently sponsored a reading by
poets Michael Cirelli and Lisa Starr.
The event was required for some English classes, but many other students attended as well. The event was followed by a book signing and dessert, and the poets
worked with students in their English classes over the course of the following
day. We are fortunate to have had access to these poets – Cirelli is the Director
of UrbanWord in NYC, and Starr is the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.
-- Virginia Watkins, Director of the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking