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Amy Newman
In the world of contemporary American poetry, NIU English Professor Amy Newman is a shining star. That might seem like a bold statement, but it’s easy to back up. Her numerous awards, five books and more than 250 poems, often published in top journals or magazines, speak volumes. Her feminist revision of Allen Ginsberg’s famous...
Book cover of “On This Day in Poetry History” by Amy Newman
WNIJ 89.5 FM will feature five regional works of fiction as part of its continuing “Read With Me” book series. The series, hosted by Dan Klefstad, broadcasts interviews with the authors, who read selections of their work and share their inspirations. “Read With Me” will air every morning at 6:52 and 8:52 a.m. beginning Tuesday,...
Spoken word artist and activist Stephanie Camba will present “Home in Poems” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The event is sponsored by PLUSH (Promoting Leadership through Unconditional SisterHood) and the Asian American Center as a part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. All are welcome....
Northern Public Radio is hosting a Valentine’s Day Relationship Poetry Contest. Susan Porterfield, a published poet, editor and professor of English at Rockford University, is the judge. To enter this contest, submit a 10- to 20-line previously unpublished poem about the themes and emotions surrounding Valentine’s Day. When read aloud, the poem should be 30...
Book cover of “Paris, He Said” by Christine Sneed
The 2015 WNIJ Winter Book Series begins Monday, Dec. 7, and features authors from throughout northern Illinois. Each Monday in December at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m., Dan Klefstad speaks with authors about their books as well as their motivation and inspirations. He also invites the authors to read selections of their published pieces. Dec. 7:...
J Mase III
J Mase III, a black/trans/queer poet based in New York City, will visit the NIU campus to deliver a spoken word performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Cavan Auditorium of Gabel Hall. As an educator, he has worked with thousands of community members in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada...
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The 2015 WNIJ Winter Book Series, which begins Monday, Feb. 2, features authors from throughout northern Illinois. At 6:50 and 8:50 a.m. each Monday in February, Dan Klefstad speaks with an author about his or her book as well as his or her motivation and inspirations and invites the authors to read selections of their...
A distinguished professor in the English Department at Northern Illinois University is among the top poets in Chicago, according to CBS Chicago. Amy Newman is the author of four published collections of poetic works. According to the website, “Newman’s superb style of writing is at once deep and personal, and yet abstractly detached.” Professor Newman...
Two NIU students’ worlds of memories and dreams will burst forth from the doors of two household cabinets in the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 24. NIU School of Theatre and Dance seniors Caitlin Cavannaugh and Christie Coran will present “In Progress,” a two-woman physical theater...
Lucien Stryk
The NIU community is mourning the loss of Lucien Stryk, an internationally acclaimed Zen poet and former star English professor who died Jan. 24, in London. He was 88. Stryk was born in Kolo, Poland, in 1924, and moved at a young age to Chicago with his family. After serving in the U.S. Army in...
Northern PACT open mic night
The Northern PACT OPEN Mic Night talent show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1, inside Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. The event is organized as part of Northern PACT week, which runs from Monday, Feb. 27, through Thursday, March 1. OPEN Mic Night is open to all students,...
Vladimir Mayakovsky
NIU’s Third Onion, the student-initiated production scheme at the School of Theatre and Dance, presents its final production of the 2010-11 theater season with the play, “Vladimir Mayakovsky.” The evening of poetry in puppets begins at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, in the Stevens Building Corner Theatre. Andrew Hildner, an MFA in design...
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