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The Emerson Poetry Project hosts qualifier for slam poetry competition

The Emerson Poetry Project hosts qualifier for slam poetry competition

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
October 11, 2023

The Emerson Poetry Project hosted a slam poetry competition featuring compelling poetic performances from students striving to secure a spot in the final....

First place winner Lucy Ellis.

Emerson Poetry Project hosts ‘Box of Doom’

By Olivia LeDuc, News Editor
April 12, 2023

Students gathered and laughed at TikTok and Tumblr references at Emerson Poetry Project’s biannual “Box of Doom” slam competition Monday evening. Dubbed...

Rupi Kaur’s world tour is an avalanche of sincerity

Rupi Kaur’s world tour is an avalanche of sincerity

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
December 7, 2022

Tremont Street was packed with people bearing gowns and glamor for poet and renowned feminist figure Rupi Kaur, who delivered a performance like no other...

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

By Sasha Zirin, Assistant Living Arts Editor
December 7, 2022

Performance poetry is a social art form that can involve encouraging community.  At the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Emerson alum Myles Taylor ‘19...

A student reads poetry at an open-mic night

Poetry group provides creative, emotional outlet

By Caroline Helms and Mike 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...

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

By Campbell Parish
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...

Kelsey Day Marlett

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

By Campbell Parish
April 14, 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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