Exploring the revered works and life of mystic John of the Cross, finding that prose is one medium through which one may established a more resilient relation to the divine.
Joseph blended spoken word, video, poetry, and discussion in his talk on Wednesday night.
Michael Roth, the president of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. spoke on the importance of a liberal education Thursday.
“Suburbia is going to fail,” James Howard Kunstler, author and journalist, said at the Lowell Humanities Series Wednesday night. “There are three destinies: ruins, salvage, and slums.”
Poet Jeff Chang is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and received his master’s degree in Asian-American studies from UCLA. He has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, and Foreign Policy, among other publications.
Poet, editor, and self-proclaimed “country boy” Peter Fallon read from his extenisve works of poetry as part of the Lowell Humanities Series.
“To be in the middle of a Laura Kasischke poem is to occupy the intersection between the physical and the unseen … the known and the imagined,” said Boston College professor Suzanne Matson in her introduction to the prize winning poet who spoke at the latest Lowell Humanities Series last night.
Boston College welcomed author and poet Stuart Dybek to campus last night in Gasson 100 for the third installment of the Lowell Humanities Series, during which Dybek explored the art of short story writing in his new collection, entitled Ecstatic Cahoots.