“White Key,” a poem by California Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes of USC Dornsife, has been set to music by Yale composer Reena Esmail and will be performed by the famous Volti voice ensemble of 20 professional… more>
USC Dornsife’s Carol Muske-Dukes, California’s poet laureate, will read from her two most recent books during the 11th annual National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, to be held… more>
Even Carl Sandburg admitted, “I’ve written some poetry I don't understand myself.”
This winter, members of the USC community may gather more insight into poetry by attending four free events hosted by USC… more>
The stars all aligned for the Magic Poetry Bus on the evening of March 1 to the delight of an appreciative audience in the Davidson Center. The Get Lit troupe, poets, professors and celebrities altogether reveled in the… more>
I grew up within poetry — the sound of my mother’s voice reciting Great Poems.
The poetry she recited was canonical: Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson, Dickinson, Longfellow — but the way she told these poems… more>