Being that Hampshire College does not offer a grad school, faculty sometimes turn to recent alumni to help them with their work. A new book of poetry coming out on Ugly Duckling press edited by a Hampshire Professor showcases some of her former students.
Craig Nelson is passionate about poetry. He runs Northampton Poetry, an organization that hosts open mics and fosters community through poetry. In this interview, he discusses what got him started with poetry and what the open mic means to him and the community. Northampton
Poet Martha Collins reads from Blue Front, her book-length poem based on the lynching her father witnessed as a child in 1909, and from White Papers, the subsequent volume that explores what it means to be “white” in a multi-racial society, at Smith College’s Stoddard Hall