Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Charles Simic, the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States, will read his award-winning poems Friday at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.
Charles Simic, the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States, will share his award-winning poetry this Friday at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus. The event, which is part of the Wordsmiths Reading Series, begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Simic emigrated to the U.S. in 1953 at the age of 15. He has lived in New York City, Chicago, the San Francisco area, and for many years in New Hampshire, where he was a professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. The poet, essayist, and translator has been honored with the Frost Medal, the Wallace Stevens Award, a Pulitzer Prize, two PEN Awards for his work as a translator and a MacArthur Fellowship. He served as the country's…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Lara Adams of Chalfont has been selected as the 2012 Bucks County Poet Laureate.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Chalfont resident Lara Adams Gaydos has been named the 36th Bucks County Poet Laureate by officials at Bucks County Community College. Gaydos will give her first reading as 2012 Bucks County Poet Laureate at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Orangery at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus. In addition to the inaugural reading, Gaydos receives a $500 award and a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners. Gaydos grew up in a house full of writers. Her father, Thomas E. Adams, won an O. Henry award for a short story in 1962 and her mother, Patricia Ann Adams, was a poet. “I was surrounded by it, but I didn’t think about writing as a career.” Instead, Gaydos graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1994 with a degree in …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Bucks County Community College is accepting applications for the 35th Bucks County Poet Laureate. Entrants must submit an application and 10 original poems by Sept. 9.
Are you a poet and you darn well know it? You could be in luck because the search is on for the 35th Bucks County Poet Laureate. The program is administered by Bucks County Community College. Professors Christopher Bursk and Charlie Groth are directors of the program, the longest-running of its kind in Pennsylvania, according to the college. To enter, you must be a Bucks County resident age 18 or older who has never previously served as poet laureate, said Bursk, the 1978 poet laureate and a longtime professor at Bucks County Community College. Each entrant must submit 10 original poems by Friday, Sept. 9, along with an entry form to the college’s Department of Language and Literature. The winner of the competition will receive $500 and a…