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Owen Broder selected as inaugural Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist

Owen Broder selected as inaugural Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist

May 1, 2017

The saxophonist/composer is the first new artist to be announced under the partnership, designed to recognize and support the career and artistic development of exceptional Eastman students and alumni.

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Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

April 27, 2017

The 125th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s death came at the end of March. His is one of the most influential voices in American—and world—literature.

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‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

April 25, 2017

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Galway Kinnell ’49 (MA) was often compared to Walt Whitman for his lyricism. When he died in 2014, Rochester Review remembered him with a selection of his thoughts on the practice of poetry.

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2017-18 Eastman Presents concert lineup announced

2017-18 Eastman Presents concert lineup announced

April 21, 2017

The fourth annual Eastman Presents Concert Series will feature Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Marian McPartland, Patti LuPone and more.

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Senior exhibitions reflect visual art in a changing world

Senior exhibitions reflect visual art in a changing world

April 20, 2017

Seniors final art projects are a culmination of study in contemporary visual art-making through practice, presentation, and analysis.

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Literary lights

Literary lights

April 20, 2017

For more than 50 years, the Plutzik Reading Series has brought Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, and National Book Award winners to River Campus.

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Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

April 18, 2017

Professor James Longenbach’s next books—Earthling  and Lyric Knowledge—will soon be released. This National Poetry Month, Longenbach reminds us, “the best poems ever written constitute our future.”

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Opening a Window: a poet reflects on a monastic retreat

Opening a Window: a poet reflects on a monastic retreat

April 11, 2017

Poet Jennifer Grotz, just named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for poetry, reflects on place, inspiration, and the ‘vocabulary’ she found in a baroque French monastery.

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David Harman: A legacy of teaching music

David Harman: A legacy of teaching music

April 11, 2017

The longtime faculty member in the College’s music department—and champion for its programs—will retire as director of orchestral activities at the close of the spring semester.

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Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters

Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters

April 6, 2017

Pultizer Prize–winning poet Anthony Hecht was on the Rochester faculty for nearly two decades, arriving in 1967. Alumnus Jonathan Post ’76 (PhD) published Hecht’s correspondence in a book that sheds new light on his poetry.

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