April 13, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 15

Looking Ahead

With more students per square foot than most places in the United States, it seems only natural that Boston should have a major event to promote collegiate poetry. Well, Boston does once again - and this year, so does Boston College.

On April 20, BC will host the return of the Greater Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival, welcoming representatives of 18 area colleges and universities to share and enjoy one another's poems. It will be the second time the event, which began in 1987 but has been on hiatus in recent years, has taken place at the Heights.

University Professor of English Paul Mariani, who has published five books of poetry, will give the keynote address at the festival, which is free and open to the public and takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons on Lower Campus.

Sponsoring the event are Boston College Magazine, the English Department and the Office of the Academic Vice President. For more information, call ext.2-4820 or e-mail

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