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2021-22 Programming Theme Announced

2021-22 Programming Theme Announced

September 1, 2021

Announcing our programming theme for 2021-22

"Swan Hammer: An Instructor's Guide to Mirrors" wins Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize

"Swan Hammer: An Instructor's Guide to Mirrors" wins Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize

June 8, 2021

Congratulations to Maggie Graber, winner of the 2021 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize (Emerging)

Lauren Russell Wins 2021 Anna Rabinowitz Award

Lauren Russell Wins 2021 Anna Rabinowitz Award

April 14, 2021

Congratulations to Director Lauren Russell!

Mira Blankenship wins Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry

Mira Blankenship wins Balocating Undergraduate Prize for Poetry

April 8, 2021

Guest judge Marilyn Nelson selected Blankenship's poem as this year's winner.

A Pandemic Gathering of RCAH Poets

A Pandemic Gathering of RCAH Poets

April 2, 2021 - Kristin Phillips, RCAH '14

The RCAH Center for Poetry hosted a virtual presentation of alumni poets on March 18

Call for student interns open now

Call for student interns open now

February 26, 2021

Now taking applications for 2021-22 student interns

"Late Self-Portraits" Wins Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize

"Late Self-Portraits" Wins Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize

February 26, 2021

Book to be published in 2022

MSU Today features Lauren Russell on Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman

MSU Today features Lauren Russell on Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman

January 26, 2021 - Staff

MSU Today features Center for Poetry director Lauren Russell on inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

2021 Capital Area Poetry Competition goes virtual

January 26, 2021 - Staff

CAPC Goes Virtual

2020 Benvenuto/Samet High School Winners Announced

November 1, 2020 - Staff

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Benvenuto and Samet High School Writing Competitions!

Poem of the Week: "Ghosts and Fashion" by Elaine Equi

October 26, 2020 - Staff

Seems we've become ghosts in our homes.

The Beautiful Fortune of Only Speaking in Poems

October 16, 2020 - Chris Martin

Chris Martin, co-founder of Unrestricted Interest, shares his thoughts on our October 15 event "Neurodivergent Poetics."

Poem of the Week: I Live in the Woods of my Words

October 12, 2020 - Staff

Poem of the Week: I Live in the Woods of my Words, by Hannah Emerson

Lauren Russell joins RCAH

Lauren Russell joins RCAH

September 1, 2020

Lauren Russell joins RCAH

Founder Anita Skeen featured in MSU Today

February 12, 2019 - Founder Anita Skeen featured in MSU Today

Anita Skeen’s fascinating journey from Appalachia to East Lansing, and her campaign to start our Center for Poetry.