Lunch and Learn: The Making of a Poet from Process to Publication

Join Dr. John Cullen, Dr. Deirdre Fagan, and Dr. Garrett Stack on Thursday, March 28 at 11 AM in the Honors Program conference room in Pickell Hall to help kick off National Poetry Month, April 2019!

This Honors Lunch and Learn will address the making of a poet. One might ask: how does one become a poet and when does one feel comfortable calling oneself a poet? Typically the confidence to call oneself a poet comes when others begin recognizing our work by publishing it. This talk will feature three faculty members in the English, Literature, and World Languages department who regularly write and publish poetry.  They will each share some of their poems, inspiration and writing process, and avenues to publication for poetry and other creative work. This talk will demystify the writing and publishing of poetry. Whether you write poetry, read poetry, or hope that someday you will, this discussion will stimulate your mind with the rhythms, language, and metaphorical thinking that make poetry a genre to celebrate.

We will be serving pizza from Jet’s. It is fine if you arrive a little late or leave a little early. If you need accommodations to attend, please contact us at or 231-591-2811. Please register here.