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Willard Spiegelman poem featured in new collection inspired by Thomas Jefferson

SMU’s campus centerpiece, Dallas Hall, has inspired a poem published alongside the works of Pulitzer Prize winners in the poetry anthology Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Jefferson (University of Virginia Press). That’s Jefferson as in Thomas Jefferson, third … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan to visit SMU Feb. 25, 2016

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan will present a reading of her poetry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, following a 6 p.m. reception in room 131 of SMU’s Dedman Life Sciences Building. The event is cohosted by SMU English Professor … Continue reading

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Moby Dick-inspired card game by SMU professor and students exposes subversive humor in Melville’s classic novel

The upcoming movie In the Heart of the Sea promises to offer a potentially Oscar-worthy take on the whale hunt that inspired Henry Melville’s Moby Dick. For folks who still giggle at the title, there’s another way to enjoy that classic novel this winter: … Continue reading

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2015 Kimbilio Litfest will introduce African-American fiction writers’ organization to SMU Thursday, Oct. 15

Literature fans and aspiring authors in SMU’s Dallas neighborhood have an opportunity to get acquainted with an African-American fiction writer’s group, founded by a University faculty member, that hosts an annual retreat at SMU-in-Taos. The inaugural Kimbilio Litfest tour stops on the main campus … Continue reading

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Common Reading author Wes Moore visits SMU Aug. 29, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore will visit SMU Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to discuss his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. The free lecture is part of the University’s 2013 Common Reading Program and will take … Continue reading

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