Tag Archives: poetry

Holidays, Holidaze

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is also an incredibly hectic time for many. Putting down the egg nog, iPad, and to do list is hard the week of Christmas. There are still presents to buy, family to … Continue reading

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Birthday for October 27: Sylvia Plath

Today, October 27, marks the birthday of Sylvia Plath, the author and poet. Born in Boston in 1932, Plath is known for writing confessional poetry and her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, which chronicles her experiences working as a guest editor … Continue reading

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Birthdays for October 2: Wallace Stevens and Graham Greene

Today, October 2nd, marks the birthday of two authors who are part of the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was an American Modernist poet born in Reading, Pennsylvania who attended law school and then worked for an … Continue reading

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Irish Poet Paul Muldoon at McFarlin Fellow Event

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the upcoming McFarlin Fellows event “One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: A Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon,” on October 23rd, 2014. Paul Muldoon is an Irish … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Spenser’s Minor Poems

Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of a beautiful collection of poems: The Minor Poems of Edmund Spenser. Published by Ashendene Press in 1925, the book contains The Shepheardes Calender, Compaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clovts Come Home Again, Amoretti, Hymnes, and other … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 94

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is sad to announce that adored British author Doris Lessing passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Sunday November 17th. Lessing, who produced fifty-five … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4th 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while standing on the balcony of his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee. “The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike … Continue reading

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Winter Poetry

Although Oklahoma’s Winter weather is amazingly diverse, having 70 degree weather one day and 30 degrees the next, most of the United States is “enjoying” very cold, snowy, and sometimes dreary winter days. In the cold and dreariness of winter … Continue reading

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Great War Poetry reading

McFarlin is proud to host a reading of World War I poems by British poets Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm in the Ann and Jack Graves Faculty Study. On Thursday, November 15th … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Stevie Smith!

On Thursday, September 20th at 7pm, the McFarlin Library will host a poetry reading featuring the works of Stevie Smith. Come hear Smith’s work being performed by local actors as well as audio of Smith reading her own poetry. This … Continue reading

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