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RCAH Center for Poetry to host Typewriter Poetry Lounge Monday evening

December 1, 2014

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Center for Poetry will be hosting a Typewriter Poetry Lounge Monday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the C230 wing of Snyder Hall. 

Linnea Jimison, assistant director at the Center for Poetry, said hot chocolate, poetry books and typewriters will be provided. Students are also encouraged to bring their favorite poems to type up and share, as well as musical instruments if they are interested in a jam session. 

"I think sometimes students can be intimidated... or disinterested (in poetry)," Jimison said. "It's just a fun way to get students involved." 

RCAH professor Guillermo Delgado will be assisting the Center for Poetry staff in running the poetry lounge, Jimison said. 

Delgado is an avid poet himself and "a huge poetry advocate," Jimison said. He keeps an haiku blog and has had some of his poems displayed in Chicago as part of a poetry project, which prompted the blog. 

Delgado will be contributing four of the six typewriters available to students and providing guidance on how to use them, Jimison said. 

The Center for Poetry attempts to cater to all different types of people, including those who may never have read poetry before to those who write their own poetry, Jimison said. 

She said the event is meant to be a fun, stress-relieving thing leading up to finals week, and a way to make poetry accessible to students.


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