SBU Libraries Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of National Poetry Month

On April 10th, Stony Brook University Libraries hosted a panel in honor of National Poetry Month.  This event was intended to foster a discussion of poetry as a mode of expression, and of the relationship between that expression (format, content, etc.) and other elements of the human experience (culture, history, other forms of art).  Panelists read and meditated on poetry as a means of addressing the human experience, particularly the ways in which poetry is uniquely capable of speaking to this experience. The panel, moderated by Dana Haugh, Web Services Librarian and liaison to the English Department and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, included talks by:

Dr. Dan Moran, (B.S. Biology 1979),  former Poet Laureate of Suffolk County


Dr. Peter ManningProfessor of English, Stony Brook University


Star BlackPoet and faculty member in the Stony Brook University MFA Program  


Mindy KronenbergPoet, Professor of Writing, Literature, and Arts at SUNY Empire State College, Editor of Book/Mark Quarterly Review, and author of three books, most recently the poetry collection, Open



The University Libraries thank our panelists and all who attended for a rich discussion of an artistic medium which has played such an important part in the understanding, expression, and development of the human experience.

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Kate Kasten-Mutkus

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
Kate Kasten-Mutkus
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