The spoken word program encourages SU student poets to think, write and share original works.
Every week, for six weeks, a group of students gathered in the main lounge of Boland Hall, formed a circle and began to talk. They talked about anything — self-image, relationships, school, politics, social issues, life. Then, they used their spoken thoughts and crafted them into poems.
"Take the Mic" pits poets against poets in a verbal slam contest.
17 poets. Two rounds. One winner.
The battle for the “Take the Mic” poetry slam is this week and contestants will be on fire as they scorch their competition with words. Each poet will recite their best original material for up to three minutes in front of five judges. Points will be awarded for stage presence, content, deliver, originality, and time.
Although the top three poets walk away with prizes, only one will be victorious.
The Northern Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner went to college and began writing 'to make sense of a life in that time.'
Tensions between past and present, rural and urban life, the individual and the community dominated the early life of poet Seamus Heaney who grew up in the ethnically torn Northern Ireland countryside.
Heaney, 71, came from a place where he and his family “still plowed with horses, lit the fire in the morning, carried water from wells.”
“In very quick time all that changed," Heaney said.
Rapid industrialization in the 1950s pushed his family to a more urban lifestyle.
Soon afterward, Heaney went to college and began writing “to make sense of a life in that time...
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Upstate University Hospital has received an Outstanding Achievement Award, according to the Post Standard. The American College of Surgeons' Commission of Cancer awarded the Syracuse hospital for its excellent care of cancer patients. The award was created in 2004 and is based on surveys by doctors. This year's award was based on surveys conducted in just over 400 cancer care centers from across the United States in 2009.