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Poetry Events

You can find poetry at the University of South Carolina almost any time. These events include writing sessions, pop-up poetry open mics, readings by renowned poets and more. We hope to share meaningful moments together, allowing us to rebound from the separation and isolation of the COVID pandemic. We hope you will join us! 

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Here are a few upcoming poetry events. Return to this page to see more events soon!

Join Nikky Finney,  English faculty member and winner of the National Book Award, and students to enjoy poetry at the Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street, Columbia. You are invited to bring a poem to share! 

The Kronos Quartet performs music set to lyrics by the poet Nikky Finney, English faculty member and winner of the National Book Award. For more information, visit the School of Music website, or purchase tickets from The Koger Center box office.

Join us at the President’s House Garden for a pop-up poetry reading and launch of UniVERSE: UofSC Poetry Initiative.

Join us at the Starbucks in Thomas Cooper Library for a poetry reading featuring students and faculty and staff members. Bring a poem to read, or come to listen. 

Join us at the Barringer House for a pop-up poetry reading.

Our mascot is a big poetry fan! Cocky's Reading Express will include a special poetry reading for children.

Join us on the Horseshoe at noon for a poetry reading featuring students and faculty and staff members. Bring a poem to read, or come to listen. 

Join us for a poetry reading featuring students and faculty and staff members. Bring a poem to read, or come to listen. Time and location to be announced later. 

Join us for a poetry reading featuring students and faculty and staff members. Bring a poem to read, or come to listen. Time and location to be announced later. 

The spring 2022 Open Book Series includes two events surrounding the work of Paul Muldoon, an Irish poet, editor, playwright, lyricist and translator. Muldoon is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

On March 28, English professor Ed Madden will give a talk about Howdie Skelp, Muldoon's newest poetry collection. 

On March 30, Muldoon will speak in person.

 


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