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Rape Crisis Center Hosting Poetry Reading for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A flyer promoting the event on campus.
March 24, 2019

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is hosting a poetry night on April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Taber Student Union atrium to give survivors of sexual assault a voice and people a chance...

Rethinking Gender Series: Gender, Crime, Poetry

The Rethinking Gender Series tackles hard to talk about subjects like domestic violence, sexism, and crime on college campuses.
February 25, 2019

Women’s Studies is scheduled to hold two more Rethinking Gender talks before the end of the spring semester, according to their events page. With the emergence of Five-Star Fridays, students should...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 4
Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
December 11, 2018

What makes poetry, poetry? Ask that question of a dozen poets, scholars or readers and you’ll get as many different answers, maybe more. Some won’t be much help: “Poetry is the sort of thing...

Unnoticed

Unnoticed
December 5, 2018

Editor's Note: The writer would like to clarify that the contents of this article were originally written several years ago for poetic purposes only. The following poem does not necessarily represent...

Music Defined

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November 28, 2018

Sounds cascade my mind; Through my ears they reach, Music’s beauty is one of a kind. Comfort in them I find, The noise never bleak, Sounds cascade my mind. Skillfully written notes in line, Illiterate...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 3

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
November 28, 2018

“I never got poetry,” someone says to me again. And I sigh. Because I never got it either—at least, not until I learned to stop worrying about “getting it.” In fact, “get”—with its connotation...

Meadow

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November 9, 2018

I close my eyes and breathe deeply. The lavender, the grass, the lilies, everything. The wind blows gently across it making it dance, Rippling the tall grass as it goes and blowing my hair along with...

Carnival of Rust

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November 9, 2018

When does it stop His never-ending ride Pulling ahead Yet never making a stride He cannot please When does it cease Stuck in a never-ending loop loop loop Below him the lights twinkle and dance in...

Spotlight of the Full Moon

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November 6, 2018

There’s supposed to be a full moon tonight, they said. There’s supposed to be blood in the moon they said. There’s blood inside me but that doesn’t make me a marvel to look at either. Well...

Do You Want One?

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November 6, 2018

I know it is coming. All the signs are there, all the warning bells and flashing claxons: “WARNING! WARNING! PREPARE FOR IMPACT!” I feel my gut clench and my palms start to sweat, and I wipe them preemptively...

The Blacker The Berry

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October 26, 2018

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Too white for the blacks, too black for the whites. A constant feeling of you having to choose. Stop denouncing my identity and roots. Though...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 2

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
October 26, 2018

This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think you can find there, too. No story ever gets love—or life—quite...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Volume 1

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'Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry' is a syndicated column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas.
September 28, 2018

“I, too, dislike it.” -Marianne Moore, “Poetry” But you don’t hate it. At least that’s what I hope you’ll discover as you read this column. I don’t want to convince you that you should...

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