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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The Visiting Authors series has included guests such as Bojan Louis and Sarah Hennessey. Photo courtesy of Cameron McGill

Visiting Authors Series hosting Poetry Workshop

JASMINE LIN, Evergreen reporter April 3, 2024

WSU's Visiting Authors series will be holding a Creative Writing Poetry Workshop on April 3. Scholarly assistant professor Cameron McGill said he oversees the Visiting Authors Series and students interested...

Eman Ahmed, Outstanding Senior Award winner, reading an original poem

An hour of poetry for the National Day of Racial Healing

GABRIELLE FELICIANO, Evergreen life editor January 19, 2023

Students, faculty and audience members joined together on the National Day of Racial Healing for an hour of poetry readings from 1:45–2:45 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Among...

Noelle Niemeier currently works for the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center and LandEscapes.

‘The power of writing poetry and expressing emotions is so immeasurable’

Grey Kamasz, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2022

From studying abroad in Ireland to becoming editor-in-chief of a literary journal, Noelle Niemeier is determined to prove creative writing is just as important as careers in STEM. “For many writers,...

The deadline to submit pieces of work is Tuesday.

Campus Civic Poet Award was born from students ‘demanding accountability’

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor November 14, 2022

The Campus Civic Poet Award was relaunched this year for students of diverse voices. The award was inspired by those who protested the replica of former President Donald Trump’s wall in 2016 through...

The Visiting Writers Series is returning next week, starting with a virtual event with poet Natalie Diaz.

Pulitzer-prize winner Natalie Diaz to give virtual reading

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief February 3, 2022

On Feb. 9, Pulitzer-prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz will be giving a virtual poetry reading and lecture for the first Visiting Writers Series event of 2022. WSU’s Department of English and the...

Participants and organizers of the conference line up for their annual group photo Nov. 14.

CASHE-in a life-changing weekend

LANNAN RUIZ November 18, 2021

While the wind was whipping around Glenn Terrell Mall and students were studying quietly in the Compton Union Building, the Smith Center Of Undergraduate Education was bustling with excited chatter...

Haki R. Madhubuti is the founder of the Black Arts Movement and the Third World Press.

Black Arts Movement icon speaks truth through poetry

LANNAN RUIZ October 14, 2021

As a young boy, Haki R. Madhubuti’s mother asked him to go to the Detroit Public Library and check out a book called “Black Boy” by Richard Wright. With sadness strewn across his face, Madhubuti...

Students encouraged to share ‘snapshot of mental health journey’ for upcoming event

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 5, 2021

There is power in sharing one’s own story, and it can be healing. A WSU organization is hosting an event to give 10 to 15 students a platform where they can share a snapshot of their mental health journey. The...

Poet and author Major Jackson has received several awards, including a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award. 

Visiting writers series features award-winning poet

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 1, 2021

Poet and author Major Jackson will read some of his works for students and faculty members as part of WSU’s Visiting Writers Series.  The poetry reading will begin at 7 p.m. today on YouTube...

Aokis newest book, “Life From Uncommon Stars,” will be released this fall.

Visiting Writers Series begins

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

The WSU Visiting Writers Series is holding its first event of the spring semester, a literary reading at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 on YouTube. Guest Ryka Aoki is a poet, author and performer. Her newest book,...

Ross Gay was able to capture the emotional intimacy of his poetry even in a Zoom room.

OPINION: Visiting writer invoked joy, intimacy

MAKAYLA NORTH October 28, 2020

On Oct. 15, the WSU Visiting Writers’ Series invited poet Ross Gay to stream a live reading of his work, including an excerpt from his new 100+ page poem, “Be Holding” and several selections from...

James Owusu Asare attended WSU to study math, but he also continued to write poetry. His collection of poems now exceeds 300.

When math, poetry intersect

ELIZA CALLIS October 22, 2020

Seven-year-old James Owusu Asare sat in his family's home writing lines of poetry — a hobby he has continued to work on. Asare’s father was an English teacher and taught him to read at a very young...

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