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Snyder lectures, reads poetry in Kagin

Acclaimed poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder visited Macalester last week, and, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, delivered the annual Engel-Morgan-Jardetzky Distinguished Lecture on Science, Culture and Ethics. Snyder has published 20 books of poetry and prose in total and, in 1975, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his book Turtle Island. Snyder’s work centers around…

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Beat poet and activist Gary Snyder to speak at Macalester

88-year-old Gary Snyder is a Beat poet, Zen Buddhist, environmental activist and Pulitzer Prize winner. This month, Snyder will leave the house he built in the Sierra Nevada mountains for an evening of poetry and discussion at Macalester. Poet and Macalester English Professor Wang Ping met Snyder while working as an interpreter for Beat poet…

Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam
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Guante Performs at Mac’s September Slam

On Sept. 29, MacSlams—Macalester’s slam poetry organization—hosted its first preliminary poetry competition. It was the first time this year that poets have been able to perform their work for an audience and the featured guest was poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. Typically hosted in the Loch, there are three qualifying poetry slams during the semester…

Home magazine showcases international students’ talents
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Home magazine showcases international students’ talents

When Annie Sumpunkulapak ’19, who hails from Bangkok, Thailand, first came to Macalester, she found it difficult to be an international student. She thought that it could be challenging to connect with domestic students and that she didn’t have an outlet to express her voice. Determined to increase the visibility and recognition of students from…

Photo Story: 21st Annual Cultural House Poetry Slam
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Photo Story: 21st Annual Cultural House Poetry Slam

The Cultural House held its 21st annual poetry slam in Kagin Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 7. Student poets included Samia Habli ’16, Andrea Grimaldi ’16, Bo Kim ’17, Anja Swoap ’19, Becky Githinji ’18, Maddie Schumacher ’19 and Abbie Cotter ’18. Click the i in the top right corner of each photo for its caption….

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MACSLAMS

At first, the number of people cramming themselves into 10K for a Friday night poetry slam seems shocking. The seats inside the small room fill quickly and many spectators must resign themselves to leaning against walls or sitting on the floor. Despite the apparent discomfort, the room buzzes with excitement, people eagerly awaiting the first…

Poet Carlos Andrés Gómez speaks about masculinity
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Poet Carlos Andrés Gómez speaks about masculinity

Carlos Andrés Gómez performed on campus on Tuesday, presenting his thoughts on identity, redefining masculinity, and the culture of sexual violence. Gómez is an acclaimed poet, actor and writer who is a two-time National Slam Poetry finalist. He recently wrote a book entitled “Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood.” The structure of Gómez’s lecture, which was…

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Mac Slams: Semester Slam Preview

Macalester poets have been working all semester long on writing and performing spoken-word poems, competing against one another for a spot on the Mac team going to this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). After three competitive poetry slams over the past semester, 10 poets have been selected as possible candidates, and tonight, Friday…

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