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EWU alum presents: The Totem

EWU alum presents: The Totem

February 21, 2019

EWU alumnus Edmond Bruneau presents 126 new poems and one short spiritual story in his third and newest poetry book: "The Totem." Bruneau will host a ...

EWU alum tackles community issues with power of poetry

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts & Features

Onstage and off, Bethany Montgomery’s passion for poetry is alive and burning brightly across communities in Spokane, Cheney and beyond. Montgomery, a EWU alumna, went against risk and uncertainty to pursue the creation of the organization, Power 2 the Poetry. Montgomery came up with the idea for the movement the Sunday after last Thanksgiving while driving back from the west si...

EWU alumni named Washington State Poet Laureate

EWU alumni named Washington State Poet Laureate

January 12, 2017

In a world that tends to undervalue the importance of the humanities, poetry is like a heartbeat, said  EWU alum Tod Marshall in an email. “We live in ...

Art festival promotes creative literacy

Art festival promotes creative literacy

April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20 6:30 p.m. • Beacon Hill Reading @ Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, SCC 8 p.m. • Spokane Poetry Slam Finals, hosted by ...

Eastern alumnus finds niche in Spokane’s poetry scene

By Virginia Thomas, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2015

Filed under Eagle Life

When his name is announced, the crowd erupts into cheers and applause. Some 50 people were crammed into downtown Spokane’s tiny Neato Burrito for its weekly Broken Mic poetry readings, at which Travis Naught is a regular reader. Naught maneuvers his electric wheelchair to the makeshift stage, which consists of no more than a microphone illuminated by a single white...

Slam poetry rattles emotions

Slam poetry rattles emotions

February 27, 2015

A hush settled over the crowd when the first poet dominated the stage at The Bartlett, a live music venue and bar, on Feb. 16 for the monthly Spokane Poetry...

EWU alumnus hopes to further the artistic community in Spokane

EWU alumnus hopes to further the artistic community in Spokane

June 4, 2014

EWU alumnus Mark Anderson, who co-runs a poetry open mic, called the Broken Mic with alumnus Kurt Olson, never thought he would be hosting a poetry sl...

Diversity celebrated at showcase

Diversity celebrated at showcase

April 24, 2014

The lights dimmed on a room filled with students anxiously awaiting the opening of “Shades of Black,” a show that has been hailed by viewers as one of the most culturally re...

EWU student advances to National Poetry Slam

June 24, 2013

  Kurt Olson, Eastern Washington University student and chief copy editor for The Easterner, finished second in the Spokane Slam and gained a place...

Spoken word artist speaks from heart

Spoken word artist speaks from heart

February 20, 2013

  “Let’s go.” This was the phrase Rudy Francisco had the audience say before he began one of his poems. Francisco is a spoken w...

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