2006-2007 Academic Year


Anne Carson April 20, 2007


"A Lecture in the Form of 15 Sonnets"


Carson's lecture consisted of a reading of 15 sonnets to the accompaniment of a video featuring three Merce Cunningham dancers, and a soundtrack of various sounds and some live action.




Donald Hall April 24, 2007


U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall gave a public reading. This event is cosponsored with Project LOGOS.







Writing Passages March 22, 2007

 Featuring Tony Cunningham and Annette Atkins


Tony Cunningham, professor and author of The Heart of What Matters: The Role of Literature in Moral Philosophy and Annette Atkins, professor and author of We Grew Up Together: Adult Brothers and Sisters in 19th Century U.S. and Creating Minnesota: A History from the Inside Out (2007) led the discussion.




Nuruddin Farah Feb. 6, 2007

"Politics and Religion in East Africa"


Nuruddin Farah participated in a panel discussion on February 6 as part of his residency at the College of Saint Benedict. His work Trilogy: Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship (including the three books Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines, and Close Sesame) was the recipient of the 2006 Sister Mariella Gable Prize. Nuruddin was in residence at the college from February 5-8, 2007.



Charles Simic Nov. 14, 2006


Pulitzer-Prize recipient Charles Simic participated in a panel discussion with Nick Hayes on War, Memory and Poetry.