January 28, 2010 06:00 PM - $_DateTool.format('MMMM dd, yyyy hh:mm aaa', $edate)

Contemporary Poet to Lead Poetry Reading

Ernest Hilbert, editor of Contemporary Poetry Review, a journal devoted exclusively to the criticism of poetry, and author of the blog “E-verse,” will read a selection of his poetry to sophomore architecture students as part of their modern literature class and marks the first poetry reading organized for Wentworth students.

The reading provides a unique learning opportunity for students and builds on the initiative of the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management to bring in outsider perspectives to further promote the importance of the arts, global awareness, and other compelling topics.

After Hilbert’s reading, Professor Monaghan will read a sampling of her poems and students will have an opportunity to read their own poems and engage in discussions with the two poets participating in the event.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management and is open to the Wentworth community. For more information, please contact Professor Gloria Monaghan at 617-989-4294 or monaghang@wit.edu.

About the Author:

Ernest Hilbert holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from St. Catherine’s College of Oxford University. He is well published and well known in contemporary poetry. His first anthology Sixty Sonnets, a collection of poems contain memories of violence, historical episodes, humorous reflections, quiet despair, violent discord, public outrage, and private nightmares, was published last year.

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