Poetry reading remembers WSU poet, teacher April 13

Poetry written by the late Ruth Slonim will highlight an April 13 program to remember the popular Washington State University English faculty member, who died Feb. 16 at the age of 87.The event, which will take place at 3 p.m. in Avery Hall’s Bundy Reading Room, “honors the long and productive career of Ruth Slonim […]

Teacher, poet Slonim dies

Ruth Slonim, unofficial poet laureate of WSU, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, in a Moscow care center. She was 87. She joined the WSU faculty in 1947. During her 36-year tenure at WSU, she taught modern poetry and English literature. In 1967, she was the first woman faculty member to be invited to deliver the WSU […]

WSU will host Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, will participate in lectures and readings on the Pullman campus next month in conjunction with the WSU production of his play, “Death and the King’s Horseman.”Born in Nigeria in 1934, Soyinka is a playwright, poet, novelist and political activist. His plays have been produced […]

WSU welcomes poet Galway Kinnell Oct. 22

Washington State University’s Department of English continues this season’s Visiting Writer Series on Oct. 22 with internationally acclaimed poet Galway Kinnell at 7:30 p.m. in Todd Hall Auditorium (Room 116). Kinnell will give a reading from a number of his works, which will be made available by the Bookie. A book signing will follow. His […]

Novelist, poet Ishmael Reed will conclude lecture series

African American poet, essayist and novelist Ishmael Reed will conclude the 2002 – 2003 “Who Speaks for America?” lecture series with a presentation 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203. Reed is a recognized novelist, poet and publisher. A few of his recent books include “Multi America: Essays […]