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Friday, April 30th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #47: Andrew Ciotola reads “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski

Welcome to our 47th installment of Weis Center Sessions. We end National Poetry Month with a reading by Andrew Ciotola, program manager at the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts. Andrew is also the managing/book review editor for West Branch, Bucknell’s professional literary journal. Andrew has served on panels devoted to literary editing and arts administration for the Association for Writers & Writing Programs and the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses, and on grant panels for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey state arts agencies. He recently completed a three-year term as co-chair of the Bucknell Arts Council. Andrew […]

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Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #46: Joselyn Busato ’24, “Thaw” (Poetry)

Welcome to our 46th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Since April is National Poetry Month, we will be featuring poetry readings for the next few weeks. Today, we highlight Bucknell first-year student Joselyn Busato ’24 and her original poem, “Thaw.” Joselyn plans to double major in creative writing and biology. She is an Arts Merit Scholar, a Presidential Fellow, a member of the Creative Writing Club and a participant in several theatre activities. She says, “This poem, entitled Thaw, is representative of the shift one experiences when going from a toxic relationship with a friend or partner to a healthy […]

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Friday, April 16th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #45: J.A. Holm ’22, “City Streets” (Poetry)

Welcome to our 45th installment of Weis Center Sessions. Since April is National Poetry Month, we will be featuring poetry readings for the next few weeks. Today, we highlight Bucknell student J.A. Holm ’22 and his poem “City Streets.” In the coming weeks, we will highlight Joselyn Busato and Andy Ciotola. J.A. Holm is a Junior who recently switched majors from Psychology to Creative Writing to pursue a career writing poetry or working in related industries. Only in the last few years has he begun to take poetry seriously and has since been published in Toho Journal Vol. 2, No. 1. He […]

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Friday, April 9th, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #44: Deirdre O’Connor, “Sunflowers” (Poetry)

Welcome to our 44th installment of Weis Center Sessions! April is National Poetry Month, so for the next few weeks we will be featuring poetry readings. Today, we highlight Deirdre O’Connor and her poem, “Sunflowers.” Coming later this month: Bucknell students Josh Holm and Joselyn Busato, and Andy Ciotola. Deirdre directs the Writing Center at Bucknell and also serves as the Associate Director of the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets. She is the author of two books of poems, most recently The Cupped Field, from Able Muse Press. Deirdre says, “[The poem] ‘Sunflowers’ began with the image in the first […]

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Weis Center Sessions #43: Colleen Hartung (Clarinet)

It’s time for another Weis Center Session! Today, we feature our treasured colleague in Bucknell’s Department of Music, clarinetist extraordinaire Colleen Hartung. Colleen Hartung is an avid freelance musician that has performed with the Allentown Symphony, the Williamsport Symphony, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Opera Roanoke, the Roanoke Symphony, and the Ashlawn Opera Festival Orchestra. She has also been a participant at the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Masterclass program with Wesley Foster. In 2014 Hartung premiered Ryan Woodward’s Suite for Clarinet and Violin with Marcus Smolensky at the International Clarinet Association’s Mid-America Clarinet Festival in Ohio. Along with colleague Stacie Thompson, […]

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