News Blog

College set to celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and The College of Idaho is celebrating with a variety of events both on and off campus. April readings with ties to C of I students and faculty members – including English professor and recently-named Boise Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh – are as follows:

  • April 2: C of I National Poetry Month reading featuring Rob Carney, 7 p.m., McCain Movie Theatre (C of I campus). Free and open to the public. Carney, a professor of English at Utah Valley University, is a two-time recipient of the Utah Book Award for Poetry and winner of the Pinyon Press National Poetry Book Award.
  • April 6: GHOSTS & PROJECTORS poetry reading series featuring Kate Greenstreet and C of I senior Ashley Barr, 7 p.m., Solid Bar and Grill (Boise). This series is organized by Megan Williams, a 2008 C of I graduate and current adjunct English instructor. For more info, click here or email Williams at ghostsandprojectors@gmail.com.
  • April 11: Poetry reading featuring C of I English professor Diane Raptosh, 6 p.m., Treasure Valley Community College (Ontario, Ore.). Free and open to the public.
  • April 12: Boise Poet Laureate reading featuring C of I English Professor Diane Raptosh, 6:30 p.m., Sesqui-Shop (1008 Main St. in Downtown Boise). Free and open to the public.
  • April 18: C of I National Poetry Month reading featuring Kerri Webster, 7 p.m., Kathryn Albertson International Center’s Shannon Library (C of I campus). Free and open to the public. Webster, from Boise, won the 2012 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award in Poetry.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.