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  • Pelton, Georges

    Pelton hosts Boston poet laureate at home

    Emerson President Lee Pelton held a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at his Beacon Hill home for newly named Boston poet laureate Danielle Legros Georges ’86.

  • Blanco

    Richard Blanco, 5th inaugural poet of U.S., visits Emerson

    Emerson students received some sound advice on February 4 from one of poetry’s most accomplished individuals. Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, paid the College a visit for a reading of his work and a discussion with students. 

  • Skoyles

    Skoyles in American Poetry Review

    John Skoyles, professor and associate chair in Writing, Literature, and Publishing, recently had 13 of his poems placed in American Poetry Review.

  • Benoit Denizet-Lewis

    Denizet-Lewis film premiering at Sundance

    Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis is attending the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of I Am Michael, a film starring James Franco based on a New York Times Magazine article Denizet-Lewis authored.

  • Megan Marshall

    Marshall in Globe’s Bibliophiles

    WLP Associate Professor Megan Marshall, who won a Pulitzer Prize last year for her novel Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, shares some of her favorite books as well as what she’s currently reading in the Boston Globe Bibliophiles.

  • homeless

    Homeless highlighted in holiday play

    Several Emerson students and alumni are involved in Writing Home, a theater production written by Boston–area homeless people, which runs December 18-21.

  • Marshall

    Marshall's book featured in Wall Street Journal

    Associate Professor Megan Marshall’s Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, was featured in a Wall Street Journal article on December 12 that profiled reviewer Danielle Allen’s five best books on loneliness.

  • Hennessey

    LGBTQ literary site posts student, faculty piece

    Blake Campbell ’15, a Writing, Literature, and Publishing student who also works in Emerson’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, recently interviewed WLP faculty member Christopher Hennessy, MFA ’00, about his literary career devoted to the study of poetry by gay Americans.