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Aracelis Girmay, Assistant Professor of Poetry at Hampshire
College, is a California-born poet who has been a National Endowment for the
Arts Fellow, a Cave Canem Fellow, and winner of the 2015 Whiting Award. Her
works include Teeth (2007), Kingdom Animalia (2011),
and the collage-based picture book changing, changing (2005). Her
poetry and essays have been published in Granta, Black
Renaissance Noire, and PEN America,
among other places. Her newest collection, The Black Maria (2016), investigates African diasporic
histories, the consequences of racism within American culture, and the question
of human identity. Whatever her subject—dreams, transformation, the body,
political imagination—her poems have been praised for their freshness and
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The Hendrix College
Wind Ensemble will present its Spring Concert titled "Give Us This
Day" on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium. The program
features the emotionally charged symphony for band called "Give Us This
Day" by composer David Maslanka. Also featured on the program will be
guest saxophone artist, Dr. Andy Wen, Associate Professor of Saxophone and
Clarinet at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Dr. Wen will be the soloist
on Claude T. Smith's "Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Band." Rounding
out the program will be the cajun fugue "Bayou Breakdown" by Brant
Karrick, groove-oriented "Meridian" by Ola Gjeilo, and the epic final
movement of Ottorino Respighi's "Pines of Rome."
Dr. Brent Yorgey will give a public piano recital with music by Liszt and Chopin. This event is sponsored by the Hendrix College Music Department.
Catherine Schlegel, an
expert in Greek and Roman poetry as well as translation and reception studies,
will deliver a lecture on Auden’s reworking of Homer’s Iliad in “The Shield of Achilles.” An award-winning teacher and
director of undergraduate studies for the Classics program at the University of
Notre Dame, she is the author of Satire and the Threat of Speech: Horace’s
Satires Book I, and co-author with Henry Weinfield of Hesiod: The Works
and Days and Theogony: A Verse Translation and Commentary.
Performed by Hendrix Dance Ensemble. Directed by Brigitte Rogers.