The Office of the President presents “Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton” on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series, is free of charge and open to the public. The evening will feature poetry readings and reflections to honor St. Mary’s College’s former Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Lucille Clifton. Naomi Shihab Nye and Danusha Laméris will perform original works of poetry during the event. Nye is the author of numerous books of poems, including “The Tiny Journalist” (BOA Editions, 2019); “Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners” (Greenwillow Books, 2018); “Transfer” (BOA Editions, 2011); “You and Yours” (BOA Editions, 2005), which received the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award; and “19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East” (Greenwillow Books, 2002), a collection of new and selected poems about the Middle East. Nye gives voice to her experience as an Arab-American through poems about heritage and peace that overflow with a humanitarian spirit. Her poems and short stories have appeared in various journals and reviews throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle and Far East. She has traveled […]
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