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POETRY & VISUAL ART

Prof. Hilary Binda

This collection of 21 poetry books were composed by students in Prof. Hilary Binda’s Tufts University Poetry course at MCI-Concord in the spring of 2020. This was an advanced seminar in reading and writing poetry and an exploration of the history of the poetic impulse as it has been variously defined in connection with other art forms. We asked how does the poetic impulse function in the lives of individuals and communities? How has the function and definition of poetry changed over time, and how does/might it operate in your own life? This course asks students to consider the relationship between poetics and politics, between the personal and the communal or civic-public. Participating students are working toward an associate’s degree from Bunker Hill Community College. 

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7. ARDIL BLUE

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12. CHARLIE MEAS

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17. PAUL ALLEN

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8. JOSEPH IRIZARRY

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13. KENTEL WEAVER

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18. ROCKY VELIZ

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1. JOHN SANCHEZ

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4. CHRISTOPHER VINTON

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9. EUGENE IVEY

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14. DAVID DELVALLE

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19. RAHMEL MOODY

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2. SHAHEED ABDULLAH

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5. TIMOTHY BROWN

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10. SHAQUAN JACOBS

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15. MARTIN O'BRIEN

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20. NATE MIKSCH

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3. SHANE MOFFAT

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6. REINALDO GONZALEZ

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11. SHAKIR ABDULLAH

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16. JUAN PAGAN

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21. ROBERT EARL WILLIAMS JR.

Editorial team:

Hilary Binda

Michael Cambron

Fiona Davis-Walsh

Claudia Guetta

Christelle Labossiere

Alex Lein

Nora Maetzener

Miguel Rothe

Design team:

Margaret Brosnan

Natalie Charewicz

Nicole Orzechowski

Chantal Zakari