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Exhibitions & Events

Exhibitions & Events


Poetry Reading with Ellen Bass

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


Ellen Bass's poetry includes Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon, 2007), named a Notable Book by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Mules of Love (BOA, 2002), winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Progressive, and The Kenyon Review. She coedited, with Florence Howe, No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women and her nonfiction books include Free Your Mind and The Courage to Heal. She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.


SPOOKY Monster Reading! Come in costume!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with Tony Barnstone!


This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils. Our culture's current obsession with zombies and vampires is only the latest form of a fascination with crossing the boundary between the living and the dead that has haunted humans since we first began writing. The poetic evidence gathered here ranges from ancient Egyptian inscriptions and the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh to the Greek bard Homer, and from Shakespeare and Milton and Keats to Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe. Here too are terrifying apparitions from a host of more recent poets, from T.S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath to Rita Dove and Billy Collins, from Allen Ginsberg and H. P. Lovecraft to Mick Jagger and Shel Silverstein. The result is a delightfully entertaining volume of spine-tingling poems for fans of horror and poetry both.


All readings are free and open to the public. Reading series sponsored by the Wardman Library, the Cultural Center, Garrett House, Hartley House, Latino Studies, Whittier Scholars, Poets and Writers, and Whittier College Department of English.


Past Events



Faculty Promotion and Tenure Reception | April 22, 2014


Prothero | Book Discussion | March 12, 2014


Roberts and Wolpe | Poetry Reading | February 26, 2014


Wardman Library 10th Anniversary Reception | January 23, 2014


Blaylock & Holder | Reading | November 19, 2013


Fall Book Sale | November 12-14, 2013


Ming Di (Mindy Zhang)| Poetry Reading | October 31, 2013


John Brandi | Poetry Reading | October 22, 2013


Spring Finals Week Fun | May 8-13, 2013


Sigma Tau Delta Literary Review | May 8, 2013


Spring Book Sale | April 16, 17, 18, 2013


URSCA | Poetry Reading | April 13, 2013


Zaro & Barnstone | Poetry Reading | April 9, 2013


Marjorie Perloff | Poetry Reading | April 8, 2013


John Brantingham | Poetry Reading | April 2, 2013


Ming Di (Mindy Zhang) | Poetry Reading | February 26, 2013


Brian Turner | Poetry Reading | February 19, 2013


Fall Finals Week Fun | December 12-18, 2012


Ragan & Barnstone | Poetry Reading | November 14, 2012


Fall Book Sale | November 13, 14, 15, 2012


Presidential Election Results Viewing | November 6, 2012


Richard Silberg | Poetry Workshop | October 30, 2012


Presidential Debates | October 3, 16, 22, 2012


Rodney Wittwer | Poetry Reading | October 15, 2012


Vice Presidential Debate | October 11, 2012


C.K. Williams | Poetry Reading | September 17, 2012