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Poet Amanda Gorman On How She Prepared For Inauguration Day

Since April is National Poetry Month, a recent addition to GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is especially timely. 23-year old Poet Amanda Gorman, who read her work, The Hill We Climb, at the Biden Presidential Inauguration and wowed listeners worldwide with both her poem and her poise, is featured in a short video Poet Amanda Gorman On How She Prepared For Inauguration Day. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

Poet Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman on PBS NewsHour

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April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month logo

In honor of National Poetry Month, see the most-read poem of 2020 – Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Naomi Shihab Nye photo
Naomi Shihab Nye (Photo: Poets.org)

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New MeL Database: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

When poetry or short stories call your name, take a look at a new database, Poetry & Short Story Reference CenterPoetry & Short Story Reference Center logo, available to GRCC through MeL Michigan eLibrary.  You can search the database by itself, or through our new OneSearch service!

This full-text database provides hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on topics including:  poetic forms; movements; and contemporary content from publishers. Our own Katie Kalisz, who will read from her new work of poetry on Thursday, Feb. 21, is included in this database.  See Kalisz, Katie. “The Gypsy Moths.” Dappled Things, vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 2014, pp. 90–91.

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Quiet Woman – this week Thursday

Join us when English professor, Katrina “Katie” Kalisz, will read from her recently-published volume of poetry, Quiet Woman.

  • Thursday, February 21
  • LRC LIB 2 West Side
  • 6:30 – 7:45 P.M.

The English Department and Library & Learning Commons are sponsors of this poetry reading and book signing. You’ll enjoy a curated display of her poetic career, have an opportunity to purchase Quiet Woman signed by Katie. The first 100 attendees will receive a free signed broadside, And, because it’s in the Library, there will be beverages and snacks!

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You’re Invited to Quiet Woman

Join us when English professor, Katrina “Katie” Kalisz, will read from her recently-published volume of poetry, Quiet Woman.

  • Thursday, February 21
  • LRC LIB 2 West Side
  • 6:30 – 7:45 P.M.

Kalisz teaches composition, women’s literature, and creative writing. She earned degrees from the University of Michigan, Loyola University of Chicago, and Queens University of Charlotte.

The English Department and Library & Learning Commons are sponsors of this poetry reading and book signing. You’ll enjoy a curated display of her poetic career, have an opportunity to purchase Quiet Woman signed by Katie. The first 100 attendees will receive a free signed broadside, And, because it’s in the Library, there will be beverages and snacks!

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