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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A student reads poetry at an open-mic night

Poetry group provides creative, emotional outlet

By Caroline Helms and Michael McHugh
October 16, 2021

Following a year of zoom mic-nights, and declining audience engagement, the Emerson Poetry Project has returned to campus with weekly open-mic nights and a rejuvenated sense of community.  With the...

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
April 22, 2021

Senior creative writing major Kelsey Day Marlett explores her relationship with society and nature in her new poetry collection Rootlines, which was released on April 21.  “Humans have always been...

Kelsey Day Marlett

Senior Kelsey Day Marlett works with her literary hero, Toni Bee on poetry workshop that brings people together

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
April 15, 2021

Kelsey Day Marlett, a senior creative writing major, went from publishing her first book at 11 years old to co-teaching a poetry workshop, Visible and Visibility, with one of her literary heroes, Toni...

Wack Magazine accepts and publishes all media of art online with sections for writing, visual art, and audio.

Sophomores found Wack Magazine as creative outlet for all media

By Grace Rispoli
December 19, 2019

In September, sophomores Kate Cunningham and Hanna Marchesseault sat in a coffee shop and started to create an online magazine after hatching the idea their freshman year.  Cunningham told Marchesseault...

Sophomore Zack Lesmeister and the St. Louis team won the 2019 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, bringing home a brand new title for the city. Photo by Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Sophomore brings victory to St. Louis team at international poetry competition

By Cassandre Coyer
September 4, 2019

Six teens sat cowered in a compact dorm room in Las Vegas, whispering poetry to each other for hours at a time so their competitors would not overhear. It’s a vital part of the St. Louis team’s strategy...

Weston High School senior Echezona Onwuama raps at Boston Rises first event on Feb. 21. Photo by Xinyi Tu - Beacon Correspondent

Alumnus raises Boston voices with new initiative

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 27, 2019

A red carpet lined the hallway leading to Center Stage this past Oscars weekend and coincided with the arrival of the performers from one of Boston’s newest diversity collectives—the youth members...

Katie Redefer - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Read It and Weep: How Milk and Honey rebranded poetry

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 6, 2018

The resurgence of poetry seemed to happen all at once. A few years ago, I could only find poetry in classroom settings or in small online communities like Tumblr and Wattpad. However, within the past year...

Owen Elphick is the youngest writer to be published in The Hartford Courants Poets Corner. Photo: Cassandra Martinez/ Beacon Staff

Owen Elphick pens way into Poet’s Corner

By Stephanie Shih
February 1, 2018

The largest daily newspaper in Connecticut recently published eight of Owen Elphick’s poems in its monthly Poet’s Corner column, making the sophomore writing, literature, and publishing major the...

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