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Sarah Kay: The Art of Speech

On April 25, spoken-word poet Sarah Kay visited Deerfield Academy and performed some of her poetry to a full audience in the concert hall. Kay, who is from New York City, said that she has been writing all her life and began performing her poetry at age 14. She attended Brown University, earning a ...


Experiencing Poet Laureate Hass

On April 12th, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass read several of his highly celebrated poems to the Deerfield community, including “Shame: An Aria,” “The Gardens of Warsaw,” and “August Notebook: A Death.” Hass also conducted a workshop with several student poets and held two ...


Poet Laureate Pinsky to Visit DA

On March 27, renowned writer, poet and former three-term United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will come to campus to read his poetry. His reading, a spring School Event, will take place in the Dining Hall on Thursday afternoon, with a special schedule that includes a walkthrough dinner. ...


Going Ballistic

Billy Collins makes the readers contemplate the simple things in life, free from the modern day.