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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

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• With Love to My Mom on National Poetry Month

A Lost Eloquence
The New York Times Opinion
Published: Sunday, December 29, 2002

The poem in my head goes something like this: Sunset and evening star/And one clear call for me! /O Captain my Captain!/Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers/I'm nobody! Who are you?

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• Introducing Adrienne Rich (3/24/09)

Carol Muske-Dukes will be introducing Adrienne Rich, distinguished American poet. Rich will be giving a poetry reading and book signing at USC on March 24th at 4:00pm.

USC University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library
Room 240

Please go here for more info and to RSVP.

• Poetry Out Loud (3/22 to 3/23/09)

Carol will be the keynote speaker at the convocation taking place on March 22nd, Sunday evening. She will also participate as poetry judge during the competition on March 23rd, Monday morning.

Both events will take place at Sheraton Grand Ball Room in Sacramento.

Go here for more info.

• 3/30/09: Carol introducing Robert Hass (USC)

23rd Annual Magill Poetry Series
Honoring the work of Robert Hass

Monday, March 30, 2009 : 5:00pm to 6:30pm
USC University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library - DML 240

Go here for more information about the event.

• 2009 Poetry Out Loud Winners

Spencer Klavan, winner of the California Poetry Out Loud state finals, greets Kylie Tressa Gael Batlin, runner-up, in the State Senate Chamber on March 23 while Dwight Sanders (right) of Sacramento County looks on. Photo by Steven Hellon, State of California

Go here to read more about the event, where an unprecedented "fourth round" had to take place since Klavan and Batlin tied for first after 3 rounds. Carol Muske-Dukes was part of the panel of judges.

The entire event will be re-broadcast on the Cal Channel on Thursday, March 26, 2009, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Go to the channel's website for more information, and the webcast of the event should become available online soon.

• 4/23/09: Carol joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in final concert of Westside Connections series

Recognized as LA Weekly's "Pick of the Week" event, current California poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes brings her creativity and expertise to the closing event of Westside Connections’ inaugural season.

Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Margaret Batjer (violin), Tereza Stanislav (violin), Searmi Park (violin), Roland Kato (viola), Victoria Miskolczy (viola), Andrew Shulman (cello), Armen Ksajikian (cello), Allan Vogel (oboe)

7 pm
The Broad Stage
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St.
Santa Monica, CA
(213) 622-7001 x 215

Go here for more info and to buy tickets.

Also, Carol recently talked with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about poetry’s musical origins and which types of poems she has selected to read at this event. Go here to listen to the podcast.

• 4/25/09: Reading & Panel at LA Times Festival of Books

Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 11:30 AM
Carol will be doing a reading on the Poetry Stage

Saturday, April 25, 2009 @ 1:30 PM
PANEL 1033: Making Words Matter
Carol Muske-Dukes will be moderating a panel that will include Joel Arquillos, Diane Luby Lane, and Keren Taylor.

405 Hilguard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Click here for more info and learn how to obtain free tickets (which are only needed for the indoor panel and speaker sessions).

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