The Luther Poetry Project
The Luther Poetry Project is a program of Luther College's sixth Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities for 2002-04, Carol Gilbertson. A Professor of English at Luther, Gilbertson has designed this project to raise campus awareness of poetry's power and relevance.
For each public event which is part of The Poetry Project, we have offered buttons (like the one you see here) which include lines from the particular poems being read at the event, so that participants can select the poem they most want to walk away wearing both in and on their hearts!
The project aims to bring poetry into campus life through the following initiatives
Poems 4 Friday--Twice-monthly Friday afternoon readings (4:00 p.m., Farwell Hall Lounge) by Luther faculty, staff, and students on particular poets or topics.
Guest Poets--Poetry readings and residencies by guest poets, including Michael Carey, Rebecca Wee, Joyce Sutphen, Robert Pinsky, and Lucille Clifton.
Looking into Poems--a regular, twice-monthly column in the Luther student newspaper, Chips, written by Carol Gilbertson.
Poems for Life--a course for all students taught in Spring 2003 and January 2004.