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ModPo celebrates its first decade

Modern and Contemporary Poetry was founded by Al Filreis of the School of Arts & Sciences at Kelly Writers House in 2012, and now has 69,000 people enrolled globally. Poets and participants came to campus to celebrate the 10th anniversary.

Louisa Shepard

‘In These Times: The Intricate Riddle of Life’

The first three episodes of the OMNIA podcast’s fourth season discuss the link between making art and making meaning, and how creativity shines a light on the way out of adversity in tough times, past and present.



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Pennsylvania Capital Star

Ireland is more progressive than America about abortion

Dick Polman of the School of Arts & Sciences writes that, compared to the U.S., deeply Catholic Ireland in 2022 is a land of secular enlightenment.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Writer, activist Lorene Cary preserves history through storytelling

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts & Sciences was interviewed about her passion for writing and her commitment to preserving Black history through storytelling.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philadelphian Alain LeRoy Locke, the Father of the Harlem Renaissance, gets new historical marker in Philly

Dagmawi Woubshet of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the impact of “The New Negro,” an anthology edited by Alain LeRoy Locke at the onset of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn professor awarded MacArthur genius grant

Emily Wilson of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about being named a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. “I’m excited about the publicity it potentially brings—not to me personally, but to the fields of translation, poetics, history,” she said. “And I hope it’s a way to get other people to engage in those fields.”

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Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Lorene Cary’s ‘Ladysitting’

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about her new memoir, “Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century.”

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NPR

‘Ladysitting’ offers candor and a singular take on a tale familiar to many

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences has published a new memoir called Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century. The book explores complex family relationships and the history and effects of American racism.

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