Sophia Dahlin’s Poetry Readings from Natch and Generative Workshop

In the Higgins lounge on a quiet Autumn evening, students settled into couches with their eyes turned to guest reader and poet Sophia Dahlin. Dahlin visited campus as part of the Clark Poets and Writers Reading Series, an initiative which seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogues and center minority voices while giving students an opportunity to…

Professor Tim Connolly: from Journalist to DA Spokesman

Timothy Connolly teaches news writing at Clark University. The position truly encompasses his career for the past forty plus years. “I learned how to read before going to school by reading newspapers at home,” Connolly said. “My family was a newspaper reading family.” His family received the Pittsville Union each morning and the Berkshire Eagle…

Regie Gibson’s “Letter and Spirit: The Rants, Chants, and Coos of a Literary Musician”

By Monica Sager Regie Gibson is not just a lecturer at Clark University or the head instructor for the Mass Poetry “Poets in Schools Program.” The widely-loved poet is also a literary performer who has presented across the United States, Cuba, and Europe. Clark students were welcomed to hear Gibson’s poetry April 22 for an…

Professor James Elliot and Retirement

By Monica Sager James Elliott came to Clark University in the fall of 1971. He was hired to teach American literature in the English Department. At the time, James Beard, another professor who Elliott called his mentor, was working on the writings of James Fenimore Cooper and needed a textual editor. Right out of Indiana…

Professor Jay Elliot on the 2021 James Fenimore Cooper Conference

By Sophie Stern The American Antiquarian Society will host the James Fenimore Cooper Conference May 25 and 26 to honor the 200th anniversary of Cooper’s major novel, “The Spy.” James Elliott, an English professor at Clark University, wrote the introduction and edited the novel. Elliott was also involved with Cooper’s work process. Elliott recently discussed his…