A Pilgrimage to Dunbarton
Students with New England College's MFA program packed bag lunches and piled into cars to visit the grave of poet Robert Lowell in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Homage was paid to the Pulitzer-Prize winning poet when each student read his favorite Lowell poem.
|Photos courtesy of Annelies Hyatt Zijderveld and Michele Parker Randall|
A brackish reach of shoal off Madaket,-
The sea was still breaking violently and night
Had steamed into our north Atlantic Fleet,
when the drowned sailor clutched the drag-net. Light
Flashed from his matted head and marble feet,
He grappled at the net
With the coiled, hurdling muscles of his thighs; (1-7)
Click here to read the entire poem.
|Rachel Fogarty reading Donne's "The Apparition"|
The Contoocook River, which runs alongside the New England College campus, offers students many opportunities for fun. During the day, students can be seen sitting by the side of the river or jumping in on a rope swing. Students from the MFA program have made it an annual tradition to read poetry at the covered bridge. One night this June, students read their favorite spooky and not-so-spooky poems. Activities concluded after with each student read a stanza from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
Congratulations Class of 2012
New England College MFA Class of 2012: Susan Williamson, Laura Stillson, Michele Randall, Daniel Padilla, Michael Odom, Dawn Coutu, Shoshanna Cote, Katie Cloutte, and Sherry Horowitz (not shown in the photo below).
|Class of 2012|