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Verse Like Water to host poet Spencer Reece

Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water program will host the American poet Spencer Reece at 12 p.m. on March 27 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. Born in 1964, Spencer has inhabited a number of identities. For years, he worked as …

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Verse Like water presents poet Peter Balakian

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents poet Peter Balakian for a noon reading on April 29 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to poetry, Balakian has written a memoir, translations and essays about …

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Verse Like Water presents poet Peter Balakian

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents poet Peter Balakian for a noon reading on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre. In addition to poetry, Professor Balakian has gifted the literary world with memoir, translations, and essays about arts and culture. As a young man, …

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Verse Like Water presents poet Major Jackson

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Major Jackson at noon on May 2 in the Chalberg Theatre, CLC’s Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. Jackson is a significant voice in contemporary American poetry, and he will be reading from …

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Verse Like Water presents Syrian storyteller and essayist Osama Alomar

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, presents Syrian storyteller and essayist Osama Alomar at noon on Wednesday, March 21 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. One of the most important writers of his home country, Osama …

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Verse Like Water presents poet Nick Flynn

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will present New York Times best-selling author Nick Flynn at noon Feb. 14 in the Chalberg Theatre. Flynn is a poet, playwright and memoirist, and his book Being Flynn topped the New York Times best seller list. It was …

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Verse Like Water to host MacArthur Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host MacArthur Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt on at noon on Oct. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. One of the great lyric voices in American literature, Voigt has written seven books of poetry and has been a …

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CLC’s Verse Like Water presents poet Mark Conway

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host poet Mark Conway at noon on Friday, April 28 in the library, Brainerd campus. This will conclude the fifth year of programming for Verse Like Water. Conway has won numerous national awards for his work, and his …

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Osirus Washington: Verse Like Water poet spoke to me

A column by student Osirus Washington Verse Like Water recently brought in LA poet Luis Rodriguez, and he left CLC in awe. Rodriguez inspired a crowd that was very different than him. He gained the respect of students and staff by sharing his personal story through the art of poetry. …

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CLC’s Verse Like Water to host former Los Angeles poet laureate

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host former Los Angeles Poet Laureate poet Luis J. Rodriguez on Wednesday, March 29. The first reading will be held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School at 8:45 a.m. and the second reading will be at noon in …

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