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The scholarship, established in memory of the late actor David Coleman Dukes, is awarded annually to a third-year Theater Arts student working toward a career in stage acting. A bronze plaque commemorating the scholarship benefit held in David Coleman Dukes' name can be seen in the lobby of the Bing Theater, off Queen's Court on the USC campus.
— Madeline Puzo, Dean, USC School of Theatre
Diana Arterian, the Assistant Director of the Magic Poetry Bus state project, has recently designed and produced a chapbook entitled "Deliberation on a Criminal Poet," which chronicles the steps governmental powers took in order to silence poets' voices through imprisonment, torture and/or extermination.
The chapbook is a dos-а-dos piece; the front portion includes brief biographies on the poets (written by Ms. Arterian), as well as a poem of each writer. The back section contains a small group of poems written in response by Ms. Arterian, each of which involves a character in the poet's life "deliberating" on their welfare. The poets discussed are Nвzim Hikmet (of Turkey), Federico Garcнa Lorca (of Spain), Alicia Partnoy (of Argentina), Osip Mandel'stam and Irina Ratushinskaya (both of Russia).
Diana Arterian is currently earning her MFA in poetry writing at the California Institute of the Arts, where she is an honored recipient of the Beutner Family Award.
Read "Suttee" at Slate.com. You can also listen to a podcast of Carol reading this poem.
April is National Poetry Month. The Women's Conference and California's First Lady Maria Shriver want to honor the importance of art, creativity and poetry in our lives. During April, they'll be sharing some of their favorite poems. They have chosen to feature two of Carol Muske-Dukes' poems (Twin Cities and Boy) here.
4/20/10 The Poetry of California/The Beauty of the World
The Poetry of California/The Beauty of the World The College Commons Signature Event
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 : 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007
The USC College holds a tribute to its own Carol Muske-Dukes, poet laureate of California.
Poet Robert Pinsky joins the USC CollegeвЂ™s Carol Muske-Dukes (English) in a reading and celebration of the vast diversity of California in language, images and objects, as The College Commons concludes its year of вЂњmapping the world.вЂќ
We return to the Natural History Museum to add the rich language of poetry to its other dazzling riches, as these brilliant writers open up the world of the West, from migration to the millennium and beyond — the fantasy of Hollywood, the lure of the endless horizon, and the promise of (literary) transformation.
HOP ON THE MAGIC POETRY BUS! (An Evening with the California Poet Laureate & Friends)
March 1, 2010 ~ 5 P.M.
USC Davidson Conference Center
Welcome by Howard Gillman, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Prof. Meg Russett, Chair, Dept. of English & Prof. Carol Muske-Dukes, California Poet Laureate
Readings and performances by:
THE GET LIT PLAYERS (teen "proactive" poets of LA!)
Dana Goodyear Tom Healy Cecilia Woloch Gabrielle Calvocoressi Carol Muske-Dukes
Guest reading by Stacy Keach Guest reading by George Wendt
Cocktail reception & book-signing following program
~ Admission Free ~
Enter through Gate 4 at Jefferson Blvd. and Royal St. Parking Structure D Fee - $8.00
Please direct all questions concerning the event to Diana Arterian: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Dept. of English with support provided by the Office of the Provost
Santa Monica Mirror - Samohi Poetry Slam
February 10, 2010
Teenagers may squirm when learning about poetry in a classroom but when poetry lives, breathes, and dances, they get with it. Certainly that was the case at Santa Monica High SchoolвЂ™s first annual Poetry Slam event on February 10. (continue to read article)