Undergraduate Academic Affairs

February 24, 2011

Honors freshmen perform interpretations of poems in the UW Common Book

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

At the end of autumn quarter, students from the Honors Program Peer Instructor Seminars gathered together to perform poems from the Common Book. Each group of students choose a poem from the Common Book and performed their interpretation of it. These ranged from creative readings and photographs to skits and musical pieces.

Each group was evaluated by a panel of judges, which included Honors Writer-in-Residence Frances McCue, Professor Iain Robertson and Honors student and officer of the poetry slam group, Manic Mouth Congress, Shelby Handler. The evening was a wonderful reflection of the power of poetry to inspire creativity and artistic creation.

–Charmi Ajmera, Honors student staff