Poetry? At Wes?

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan has an amazing and important relationship with poetry. It is actually suprising when you realize how difficult it is to find any information about it.

Stuff You Can Hear

Often because of its poetry series, Wesleyan brings amazing poets to come read. Readings sponsored by the Distinguished Writers/New Voices Series are usually held at 8 pm Wednesday evenings at Russell House.

Stuff You Can Do

Writing Courses

Wesleyan Writers Conference

Information from another source

Stuff You Can Read

For more information about Wesleyan's press and it's poetry series, check out these websites:

Wesleyan University Press
The Wesleyan University Poetry Series

If you are going to buy online, you can purchase the books directly from the publisher. However, you can also investigate the series at BarnesandNoble.com. There, you can see other readers comments and critical reviews.

Student Run

Wesleyan's students have created different poetry groups as eclectic as they are. This list is by no means exhaustive, so please forward us any additional information that you have about these groups or let us know about a group not listed.

Poetry Circle

Poetry Circle functions as a weekly meeting of poets who read and their discuss their work with each other.

For more information, contact Eric at eweiskott(a)wesleyan.edu

Writers' Bloc

Writers' Bloc will serve as a meeting space for writers in the Wesleyan community to share and discuss their work and collaborate in a creative yet focused environment assisted by facilitators and members of the group. We would like to invite guest artists to facilitate meetings and workshops as well. As facilitators, we will encourage the exchange of members' work as well as develop exercises to evoke new ideas about poetry on the page, the spoken word, and performance oriented writing (which includes lyrics, raps, and rhymes.) A goal for the group will be to workshop each others' pieces through constructive criticism and honest feedback. These workshops will prepare group members for the events (open mics, slams, and chill sessions) that Writers' Bloc will hold. A goal will be to produce a collection of works from the group members in the form of an anthology, CD and/or chap book at the conclusion of the school year.

For more information, contact Marc at marena(a)wesleyan.edu.
Taken from their WSA profile

Ostranenie Magazine

Ostranenie Magazine publishes all types of creative and critical work reproducable in a 2-d format.

For more information, visit Ostranenie's website.

If you have more information about other venues and magazines on campus, please send us an email, and we will update this page!