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Pensive Victorian poet poetically coughs blood into handkerchief

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

Elise Sanders, Saw A Salamander Once

October 3, 2019

Last Sunday, local pensive 19th century poet Loventry Poesworth-Byrontë found cause to celebrate when he was rushed to the clinic after he began coughing blood into his delicately embroidered, monogrammed lace handkerchief.  “I found him in an absolute fit!” recalled housekeeper Mrs. Carfax. “I was in...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.” Two years after his death, his political theater has returned to the Harper Joy Theatre under...

Poet Kane Smego turn ideas into spoken word

James Kennedy

February 5, 2015

Slam poet Kane Smego will be performing from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. in the Reid Coffeehouse on Friday, Feb. 6. Aspiring or experienced poets can also attend a workshop at 4 p.m. where Smego will help students transform their ideas into spoken word poetry. Smego is renowned speaker, poet and the artistic...

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