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Poetry Week: Student Slam and Faculty Reading TODAY

Poetry Slam

Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

North Atrium, Building 12, outside the Mercer Art Gallery

 In honor of National Poetry Month, Monroe Community College is excited to hold its annual Poetry Slam. For two hours, poetry will be read continuously, with students and faculty sharing their appreciation for the beauty of language. All members of the college community are invited to read a poem or two, to peruse the poetry books available, or to sit back and listen to the words of poets ranging from William Shakespeare to Langston Hughes, from William Butler Yeats to Billy Collins, from Emily Dickinson to Mary Oliver, and more.

Skunk Hour Featuring MCC Faculty Poets

Friday, April 7, 12 noon

Black Box Theater, Building 4
This lunch-time poetry reading will feature the work of English Professors Jim Hancock, Lloyd Milburn, and Scott Rudd.
Jim Hancock recently retired as Professor of English after thirty-nine years of teaching. He’s fondly remembered in the department as a tireless advocate for the beauty of poetry and the importance of language. He’s been writing poetry his whole adult life; his latest passion is studying philosophy, specifically the philosophy of being.

Lloyd Milburn teaches composition and creative writing. In 2000, he earned his Master’s degree in English after completing a creative writing thesis under the advisement of poet William Heyen. He is currently nearing completion of his book entitled Ancestral Metals.

Scott Rudd recently joined the English/Philosophy faculty and is housed at our Damon campus. Before moving to Rochester, Scott studied poetry writing at the University of Puget Sound and in the MFA program at UNLV. He is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled Acoustics.

Maria Brandt