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Martín Espada Awarded 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Poetry Foundation announced the winner of the 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which honors a living US poet for outstanding lifetime achievement. Martín Espada, professor in the Department of English, is awarded the prize in recognition of his contribution to poetry.

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Philosophy in Public Schools program introduces public school students to philosophy studies

Thursday, May 3, 2018

On Wednesday, May 2 in South College, Philosophy Professor Louise Antony stood in front of more than 50 second graders from Springfield ready to introduce philosophical thought in the form of Dr. Seuss’s literature. UMass Amherst Philosophy Professor Ned Markosian, and Mount Holyoke Philosophy Emeritus Professor, Thomas Wartenberg, stood nearby as the children settled into their seats.

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UMass Amherst Department of English to Re-launch Prestigious Peter Elbow Symposium

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Department of English has announced the re-launch of the Peter Elbow Symposium for the Study and Teaching of Writing. The 2018 Elbow Symposium will take place on the UMass Amherst campus this summer from June 18-21.

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"The Lily's Revenge" Encourages Diversity and Community

Thursday, April 26, 2018

In the fall of 2016, the week of the presidential election, graduate student Jen Onopa proposed Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge to the UMass Theater Department mainstage season. “I had been wanting...
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The UMass Theatre Guild’s Production of “The Shadow Box” Shares a Story of Hope

Friday, April 20, 2018

Closing April 14th, the UMass Theatre Guild ended its run of Michael Cristofer’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box. The director John H. Llewellyn ‘20, an english and...
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Angélica Liddell - los deseos en Amherst

Spain’s most prominent performance artist Angélica Liddell visits UMass Amherst for special performance on April 24

Thursday, April 19, 2018

On April 24, Angélica Liddell will present poems from her collection Los Deseos en Amherst / Desires in Amherst, inspired by the work of Emily Dickinson. She is making this special trip to Amherst to perform the work in the town where Dickinson lived.

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