Richard Blanco, Poet A D-E Middle & Upper School Assembly April 7, 2021 In Recognition of National Poetry Month
With dedication and care, the English department faculty strive to expand students’ worlds through literature. Literature is a point of genesis and inspiration. Faculty members Stephen Bailey and Meredith Garcia speak on their excitement for this year’s electives.
What has been your primary focus as English Department Chair, and what does the department hope students will gain from their learning experiences? I sort of have my own mission statement for the English Department. I believe that our goal should be to help students...
Write Night Featurette
Despite a pandemic, one of the core traditions of the English department, Write Night, was held over Zoom this past April 2021. Founded by former English chair, Fred Daly, Write Night has been a special community gathering for students and faculty to share original writing and poetry twice a year since 2012. The spring Write Night is hosted in April in honor of National Poetry Month. Especially in these unprecedented times, Write Night is a reminder of poetry’s power to reflect on the past, imagine new futures, and hold space for the present.