Quatrain Release and Poetry Reading
The 2010 issue of the Quatrain was released at an event at the Chapel Arts Center on Thursday April 15. The theme of this issue was Refractions of Light and featured a cover image by Rose Forrester. The issue had a new layout incorporating images produced with the help of Nicole Spezzaferri, who was recognized during the ceremony by Chief Editor Krista Pierce.
The issue included poems by Prof. William Farrell, Kelsey Lee, Cedric Ashley, Dana Nolan, Thomas Morgan, Shaun Leonard, Juan Suarez, Prof. Peter Lindstrom, Erica Potterton, and a story by Jaime Orrego. The poems were combined in the new layout with a multitude of beautiful color and black and white photos chosen from student submissions.
The release celebration at Chapel Arts featured poetry readings both from Quatrain and from other favorite poets and was well attended by students and faculty alike. Some highlights of the readings were original poems read by Prof. Peter Lindstrom and Prof. Gregory Buck of the Math Department. Prof. Meg Cronin and Quatrain advisor, Prof. Keith Williams, both of the English Department, read captivating renditions of favorite poems: Prof. Cronin from Robert Frost, Prof. Williams, a humorous poem about a dog named William, both read with a dramatic flair. Highlights from the many student readings were a poem in Spanish read by Juan Suarez from the Quatrain, Noelle Poremski reading a poem from the Quatrain issue, and Dana Nolan reading a new original poem. The event reinforced, in a world increasingly full of various new media in which to encounter literature, the irreplaceable primacy of the spoken and printed word.
The Quatrain is published once a year and submissions can be sent any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Harper contributed to this review.
Top: Quatrain Cover
Middle: Chief Editor, Krista Pierce
Bottom: Advisor, Prof. Keith Williams