Poetry

Moving words from Kingston’s creatives

Poetry is a great way to provide social commentary and express creativity, and it often acts as a therapeutic outlet.Continue...

Slamming the status quo

Queen’s Poetry Slam has seen a rise in participants this school year, which founder Danielle D’Entremont finds encouraging.Continue...

Q&A with renowned poet Liz Howard

On March 6, poetry enthusiasts gathered in Watson Hall to hear renowned Canadian poet Liz Howard read from her debut novel, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, as part of the Creative Writing at Queen’s reading series.Continue...

Valentine's Day poetry contest

Featured finalists of QJ Arts' Valentine's Day poetry contest.Continue...

Dear Diary, today I read you to a live studio audience

Nostalgia ran high at The Mansion on Saturday evening as brave souls approached the open mic, clutching their paperbound elementary school journals, their padlocked diaries, and their angst-ridden teenage poetry as the audience nodded and laughed along to the universal memory of being young.Continue...

Winter poetry contest

As the snow began to fall, The Journal sent out a winter and holiday-themed poetry casting call. Our favourites from the contest are featured below.Continue...

Snapping along to post-election blues

At this week’s Queen’s Poetry Slam at The Mansion, poets were encouraged to “Use Their Voice Now.” And voices were raised, mid-finals, to yell in unison about the inevitable apocalypse caused by president-elect Donald Trump.Continue...

Talking Heads: Who is your favourite poet?

"Shel Silverstein." Charlotte Heller, ArtSci '17

"Dylan Thomas." Emily Graham, ArtSci '17

"William Blake." Laura Toth, ConEd '18

"Edgar...Continue...

QNSA showcases lineup of artists from Queen’s and beyond

On Tuesday night, The Mansion became well-versed in lyricism and poetry as slammers and hip-hop artists performed emotional and politically-charged pieces at Queen’s Native Student Association’s (QNSA) Inspiring a Generation poetry and hip-hop night.Continue...

Take Back the Mic, a unique platform for artistic expression

On Thursday, coffee brewed and students chattered at the Tea Room of Beamish-Munro Hall in anticipation of Take Back the Mic - an Alt-Frosh open mic event.Continue...

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