This term, Arlington Poet Laureate Dr. Holly Karapetkova and the Program in Literature & Languages brought two speakers to campus to share their writing and their insights on writing with students.
Teri Cross Davis, our Spring Visiting Poet, connected with MU students and faculty, reading from recent works like Haint (Gival Press, 2016) and A More Perfect Union (Ohio State Press, 2021). Cross Davis also serves as the poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Her talk is accessible below for a limited time!
These poems are hopeful, yes, and also smart and honest. They are as purple as a funky lyric or a keloidal scar. You’ll find resilience and resistance and rough sweet magic in these poems by Teri Ellen Cross Davis. You’ll find the truth.
—Camille T. Dungy, author of Trophic Cascade
DC-area prose fiction author, Tara Campbell visited Marymount in late March. She has published many books, short stories, and flash fiction pieces, all of which she memorably describes as “crossover sci-fi, or speculative fiction off the warp-drive path.” A fluent German speaker and native Alaskan, she is also a teacher, a gardener, and an editor at Barrelhouse Magazine. Her talk is also visible below.
If you’ve ever wondered what a fat cell writes in her diary, or how your teeth really feel about you, look no further. If you want to read about a beer-swilling mermaid, a murderous houseplant, or the chlorophyll-based weight loss empire of the future, you’re in the right place.
We are so honored to have had Tara and Teri visit with our students! Remember, words matter–your voice matters.