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Dinner served with side of poems

Dinner served with side of poems
Senior liberal arts major Mathieu Koontz recited a poem at the spoken word plays open mike night on April 17. The club holds an open mic night one Thursday a month at Pappa’s Artisanal, where anyone is welcome to sing, recite poetry, and in some cases even tell jokes. / photo by Stephanie Ball Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Pappa’s Artisanal served something more than a fine menu as it opened its... 

Calderón reaches out to bilinguals

Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer Students and faculty filled the Harris Art Gallery on Tuesday for the “Poetry and Crisis” lecture and a bilingual poetry reading led by Mexican poet Alí Calderón. The event had a bilingual atmosphere that included readings that Calderón has written himself. “I have always thought that given the fact there is such a large Hispanic student body at our University,”... 

Peel sheds layers through ‘Catharsis’

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Some students spend their free time on the Internet, others spend it out with their friends. But in this case, sophomore psychology major Matthew Peel spends his free time writing and publishing poetry and prose. This past April, Peel had his own book of poetry published by a company called AuthorHouse. It is available online now for purchase. The book, “Catharsis,”... 

An-Hwei Lee fills Chapel with ‘Joy’

An-Hwei Lee fills Chapel with ‘Joy’
Karen An-Hwei Lee shares poetry from her book, “Phyla of Joy,” at a poetry ready on April 25 in the  Chapel. The poems look at the joy of simple things with a focus on prayers, dream-like worlds and the intimate beauty of small moments. Lee described writing as an act requiring discipline while being therapeutic at the same time. Lee lives and teaches in Southern California. / photo by Chelsea... 

Ruslan’s poetry inspires, entertains

Ruslan’s poetry inspires, entertains
Hip hop artist Ruslan Karaoglanovn creates hip hop music to motivate and entertain his audience. CAB and the Cypher Circle presented the performance of Ruslan’s poetry and rap in the Campus Center Monday. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Karla Rendon Staff Writer San Diego-based artist Ruslan Karaoglanov captivated students on Monday with his fun raps and charismatic stage presence. Performing at the... 

Laureate speaks out for poetic truth

Laureate speaks out for poetic truth
Al Young presented the honors lecture, “Can Poetry Save the World?” on Tuesday. He read from his book, “Something About the Blues,” about politics and other topics. / photo by Hunter Cole Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer California Poet Laureate Al Young gave a lecture titled “Can Poetry Save our Planet?” in the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday. Noelle Cozbar, president of the Honor’s Club, introduced... 

Poet gives magnetic performance

Poet gives magnetic performance
Nicky Schildkraut, poet and La Verne writing instructor, reads her work in the Harris Gallery on Monday. The modern languages department and the creative writing program sponsored the event. Schildkraut read poems from her newly published book, “Magnetic Refrain,” about her childhood, and she read some of her newly written material about current events. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Sydney Daly-... 

Happenings

Poetry Reading The Department of Modern Languages and the Creative Writing Program present a poetry reading by Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut. The reading will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday in the Harris Gallery. ‘Mirandolina’ The theater department will present “Mirandolina: Mistress of the Inn” at 7:30 p.m. from March 7 to 9 in Dailey Theatre. General admission is $5, and student admission... 

Poet takes students through her life

Monique Millan Staff Writer Maggie Nelson, author, poet and art critic visited La Verne to speak about novels, life and her journey as a writer. Nelson read passages out of her novels to a group of students many of whom brought their own copies of her books to the presentation at the Chapel last Friday. “She is amazing and articulates the way she writes. I’m glad to say I got her autograph,”... 

Garcia touches hearts with words

Monique Millan Staff Writer Cuban born poet Gabriela Garcia returned to La Verne to offer a spoken word performance Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Garcia, a UCLA graduate, has a variety of passions in art including poetry and music. She even opened for the Black Eyed Peas in 2006. “I hope my words from times of struggle will inspire at least one person,” Garcia said. Her performance was composed... 
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