St. John’s College to Host ‘Twitter’s Poet Laureate’ In Celebration of National Poetry Month

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Campus to hold month-long poetry celebration in April 2015 with free public events including a reading from famed contemporary poet Patricia Lockwood on April 22, 2015 at 7:30pm

Patricia Lockwood, Photo by Grep Hoax

With poems that are by turn bold, surreal, fierce, whimsical, touching, controversial, and full of humor, Patricia Lockwood has won acclaim as one of the most adventurous young poets at work today.

St. John’s College, Santa Fe is excited to celebrate National Poetry Month in April of 2015 with free, public events including a reading with famed contemporary poet Patricia Lockwood. All National Poetry Month events are free and open to the public and will be held on the campus of St. John’s College in April 2015. Patricia Lockwood will read from her new book of poetry on April 22, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall.

With poems that are by turn bold, surreal, fierce, whimsical, touching, controversial, and full of humor, Patricia Lockwood has won acclaim as one of the most adventurous young poets at work today. Known for her dedicated social media followers and for creating her own poetic form on Twitter, her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, Slate, the London Review of Books, Tin House, Fence, and The Awl. Lockwood has stated publicly that she wanted to attend St. John’s and the college has responded by inviting her to speak on campus. She will read from her latest book, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (Penguin Poets, 2014) on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Great Hall of Peterson Student Center.

Patricia Lockwood will read from her new book of poetry on April 22, 2015 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall, on the campus of St. John's College, Santa Fe. For more information on National Poetry Month events at St. John’s College, as well as all of our dynamic community programming, please visit the college’s new interactive online calendar at http://www.sjc.edu/sfcommunitycalendar.

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ABOUT ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE: St. John’s College is a private liberal arts college with campuses in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM. At St. John’s, students engage directly with the original sources of the ideas that have shaped our world. The collaborative study of seminal works of literature, philosophy, politics, mathematics, science, and music distinguishes the liberal arts at St. John’s. Small classes foster thoughtful and spirited discussions that enable students to wrestle with complex problems and to develop penetrating insights. Students learn to reason carefully, think boldly, and lead perceptively, as they cultivate the excellence of intellect and imagination for which St. John’s graduates are known. In 2014-2015, the college celebrates the founding of the Santa Fe campus. To learn more about St. John's and the 50th anniversary celebration of the Santa Fe campus, please visit http://www.sjc.edu.

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