April 18, 2017
Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure
Professor James Longenbach's next books—<em>Earthling
and <em>Lyric Knowledge</em>—will soon be released. This National Poetry Month, Longenbach reminds us, “the best poems ever written constitute our future.”
April 13, 2017
An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture
The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The William Blake Archive, newly redesigned, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake's creations, making them more accessible than ... more
April 12, 2017
The future of the past
Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue ... more
April 11, 2017
Opening a Window: a poet reflects on a monastic retreat
Poet Jennifer Grotz, just named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow for poetry, reflects on place, inspiration, and the ‘vocabulary’ she found in a baroque French monastery.
April 10, 2017
Jennifer Grotz receives Guggenheim fellowship for poetry
The author of four volumes of poetry, Grotz joins 20 other current Rochester faculty who have received Guggenheim Fellowships, which are among the most coveted academic awards.
April 6, 2017
Anthony Hecht: A poet’s life, in letters
Pultizer Prize–winning poet Anthony Hecht was on the Rochester faculty for nearly two decades, arriving in 1967. Alumnus Jonathan Post ’76 (PhD) published Hecht's correspondence in a book that sheds new light on his poetry.
April 4, 2017
Poetry in the age of the tweet
Can poetry thrive in an age of instant communication? As April's National Poetry Month begins, University's poetry faculty and students have found that the answer is an emphatic "yes." The pace of digital life has only ... more
March 30, 2017
Students win scholarships to New York State Summer Writers Institute
Aaron Banks ’18 and Julianne McAdams ’17 have won scholarships to the highly competitive program of workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
March 10, 2017
University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts
According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings released on March 8, eleven U.S. universities ranked in the top 25, with the University of Rochester No. 8 among them.
March 9, 2017
English professors are Bogliasco Fellows this spring
Poet James Longenbach and novelist Joanna Scott, both members of the English department, have received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation this spring, for notable achievement in the arts and humanities.