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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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Prog rockers belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Prog rockers belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

April 6, 2017

Friday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will welcome one of the most musically diverse class ever. John Covach, director of the University’s Institute of Popular Music, walks us through this year’s inductees and—with the help of his guitar—the Yes hit Roundabout.

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Poetry in the age of the tweet

Poetry in the age of the tweet

April 4, 2017

Can poetry thrive in an age of instant communication? As April’s National Poetry Month begins, University’s poetry faculty and students have found that the answer is an emphatic “yes.” The pace of digital life has only quickened over the last ten years since Twitter was founded, but the slower process of reading and crafting poetry continues, robustly, at Rochester.

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Irish actor tells a story with <em>God Has No Country</em>

Irish actor tells a story with God Has No Country

March 28, 2017

Rochester will host the U.S. premiere of God Has No Country, a one-man play written and performed by Donal Courtney. The drama tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who used his Vatican connections to harbor Jews, ultimately saving more than 6,500 lives.

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Lotte Lenya honors best in young musical theater talent

Lotte Lenya honors best in young musical theater talent

March 27, 2017

Fourteen versatile singer-actors from Israel, France, Mexico, Canada, and across the United States are coming to the Eastman School of Music to compete in the finals of the 2017 Lotte Lenya Competition, recognizing talented young performers.

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University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts

University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts

March 10, 2017

According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings released on March 8, eleven U.S. universities ranked in the top 25, with the University of Rochester No. 8 among them.

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English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring

March 9, 2017

Poet James Longenbach and novelist Joanna Scott, both members of the English department, have received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation this spring, for notable achievement in the arts and humanities.

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