Words and symbolism flowed through the library as INK, the College’s creative writing club, presented its Spring 2019 Student Reading Series on Thursday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m. in the library auditorium.
As water has become a prominent, ongoing theme within the TCNJ Art Gallery and efforts to reach those beyond the campus community are in full swing. The gallery’s fourth event surrounding the exhibition, “Spring Eternal: Art, Water, Change,”
She was inspired to write her article and hold the poetry reading after analyzing some of Traherne’s work. “Love,” particularly intrigued her — while she saw themes of homosexuality and gender fluidity in his piece, she was surprised to learn that her interpretation was not one that was shared by many others.
Swann, a Japanese Shakuhachi master performer, played the shakuhachi as both Guitian and Xiang recited their poems. The shakuhachi is a long Japanese wooded end-blown flute that resembles a large recorder, which produces airy, breathy notes.
First up was freshman English major Ine’a Smith, a newcomer to Slam Down The Walls. She performed her three pieces, captivating the audience with her lyrical rhymes and powerful voice as she discussed living in a home run by her single mother and not knowing her father.
Usually a spot to study in-between classes, the Bliss Hall Lounge transformed into an intimate space for writers, readers and performers on Friday, Feb. 10, for INK’s annual open mic Valentine’s Day Coffeehouse.