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    A Writer's Tale — The English Podcast , video

    Soon-to-be M.F.A. student and graduating senior creative writing major, Grace Hamilton Turner, sat down with Department of English Words & Pictures correspondent Christeana Williams to talk poetry. In this inaugural episode of the Virginia Tech English Podcast, Turner discusses her poem "Foragers."

    Date: Apr 29, 2023
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    End of a poetic era: Nikki Giovanni retires as English professor at Virginia Tech , article

    During the past 35 years, the legendary Giovanni's written and spoken words have helped the campus community learn, inspire, mourn, and heal.

    Date: Aug 31, 2022
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    The Rule of Opulence: Poetry Reading by Khadijah Queen , video

    Video by Mark Blane. Khadijah Queen is an award-winning author and poet of six books, and an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech. She moved to the New River Valley this past year and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Virginia Tech’s award-winning MFA program, which is consistently ranked among the top 30 in the country by Poets & Writers annual ranking.

    Date: Jul 20, 2022
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    Prestigious first book award additional validation for Virginia Tech alumna , article

    Anuradha Bhowmik, whose poetry addresses her life experiences as a Bangladeshi-born American woman in today’s world, was selected as the winner of the 2021 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Bhowmik won a $5,000 grand prize, and the University of Pittsburgh Press plans to publish her collection later this fall.

    Date: Feb 08, 2022
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    Writer's relationship underscores literary success , article

    “I would not be the writer I am without my literary mother, Nikki Giovanni,” said Kwame Alexander '89. “Virginia Tech gave me the opportunity to sit at the feet of one of the greatest writers to walk the planet, which I did for three consecutive years. It’s unheard of to have that opportunity.”

    Date: Jun 01, 2021
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    Origins: A Poem by Carmen Giménez Smith , video

    Carmen Giménez Smith, a professor in the Department of English, reads one of her poems from her award-winning book, "Be Recorder."

    Date: Aug 25, 2020
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    A Poem from Megan Dennis , video

    Megan Dennis, 2020 Cadet Member At Large, shares a poem reflecting on the surreal last semester shared by the Hokies of the Class of 2020.  

    Date: Apr 30, 2020
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    HokieTalks: More than Money, Less than Sex , video

    University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni's talk "More Than Money: Less Than Sex" explores what poetry brings to life.

    Date: Dec 11, 2018