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Donate online today at the USC Online Giving Site Please go the website to make a secure credit card donation. Your donation is tax deductible and a USC gift receipt will be sent to you via US mail.

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

 © 2012 Carol Muske Dukes

• 11/30/10: Poets of the American West

Poets of the American West
(with Wanda Coleman, Robert Hass, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, Carol Muske-Dukes, and Michael Palmer)
November 30, 2010 at 7:00PM

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Celebrated Western poets read their own work as well as poems by their favorite poets of the region.

Co-sponsored by PEN Center USA and the Hammer Museum. Admission is free. A Centennial Benefit Reception Dinner will follow the reading.

For tickets and information about the reception, please contact Aimee Walker or call 212-254-9628.

• 11/7/10: The Induction of Sylvia Plath to the The American Poets' Corner

The Induction of Sylvia Plath to the The American Poets' Corner (Choral Evensong - Carol speaks on Plath)
November 7, 2010 at 4:00PM

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10025

"The Very Reverend James Kowalski will preside; Poet Carol Muske-Dukes is the guest speaker; poets Marilyn Nelson, Rosanna Warren, Kelly Cherry, and Major Jackson will take part in the Service.

Both events will include sections of "Ariel: 5 Poems of Sylvia Plath for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano", composed by Ned Rorem, 1974."

For more information, please visit StJohnDivine.Org.

• 10/28/10: Turning Paintings Into Poem

Turning Paintings Into Poems: How Poets Look at Art
October 28, 2010 at 3:00PM-5:00PM

USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR)
USC University Park Campus
823 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Open to the public. Admission is free. Reception to follow.

"A talk and reading by poet Tom Healy, introduced by California Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes.

There are poems about movies and songs and photographs and buildings... and just about any art form you can think of. And there are countless artworks about poetry. But there is something special about the connection between poetry and painting. Poet and arts writer Tom Healy will explore the history of that relationship and how poets are responding to contemporary art today.

Healy's much praised first book, What the Right Hand Knows, was a finalist for this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A veteran of the New York Art World, Healy opened one of the first galleries in Chelsea in the early '90s. He actively collects and writes about emerging contemporary artists. Healy studied at Harvard and Columbia and teaches at NYU. His new chapbook of poems, Bruised, is coming out this winter."

For more information, please go here or here.

• "To A Soldier"

Carol Muske-Dukes' "To a Soldier" is the featured Monday poem for October 25, 2010 on The Chronicle of Higher Education's website.

• 10/21/10: The Multitasking Muse

The Multitasking Muse (What Creative Writers Do After Graduation - Featuring USC Alumni)

Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 4:30PM

USC University Park Campus
Doheny Intellectual CommonsDML 233

Carol Muske-Dukes will be introducing the following writers...

Beginning with her first hand-made chapbook, "It Broke the Night," in 2006, Diana Arterian has continued to make her own books of poetry, the most recent of which are "Nadia Anjuman: Afghan Poet" and "Deliberation on a Criminal Poet." She is currently earning her MFA in poetry writing at the California Institute of the Arts, where she is an honored recipient of the Burner Family Award.

Becca Klaver is the author of the poetry collection LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010) and the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape (graying ghost press, 2009). A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, she hold an M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and is currently a Ph.D. student in Literature at Rutgers University . She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Paul Legault is the co-founder and co-editor of the translation journal Telephone. His first book, The Madeleine Poems, is forthcoming from Omnidawn Press. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and a B.F.A. in Screenwriting from USC. His poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, FIELD, and other journals. Currently, he lives in Brooklyn, NY where he works at the Academy of American Poets.

Juliana Wang has studied and worked in Los Angeles, Beijing and New York. She has functioned as a commercial producer, documentary director, and translator. Her work placed in the 2009 Atlantic Monthly student fiction contest and has been published in Atlantic Fiction for kindle. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at Columbia University.

Light reception to follow.

• "Condolence Note: Los Angeles"

Carol Muske-Dukes is Poetry Daily's Featured Poet for Tuesday, October 12, 2010. "Condolence Note: Los Angeles" is the poem of the day.

• 10/10/10 Decade of Dukes

We’re celebrating a Decade of Dukes

It’s our 10th annual remembrance of a great actor, great friend, and mundane tennis player to benefit the USC School of Theatre David Dukes Acting Scholarship.

Please join us on October 10th at the Los Angeles Tennis Club for doubles round robin, trophies, souvenirs and a special supper hosted by the USC School of Theatre.

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