poetry

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

Poetry can enact social and political activism, and is a tool for understanding difficult topics such as sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia. It allows for people of different backgrounds to sympathize with one another and also learn about the history of each others cultures. Through poetry, people of all genders, races, religions and abilities can […]

Metrosphere Radio: Episode 1

Metrosphere Radio: Episode 1

This month Metrosphere Radio brings you a collection of stories written and read by students of MSU Denver. In this episode is: “Bus Boy,” written by Courtney Sullivan and read by Kristen VanEtten, “Freckles” written by John Wilhelm and read by Miranda Ireland, “You Can’t Have Everything” written by R. N. Sheppard and read by […]

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Growing up, Vera Valentine felt muzzled, suppressed and alone. She began writing her pain out at the age of 12, but the poet pen name Valentine would not manifest itself for another 25 years in 2013. Birthed from the author’s feelings of betrayal when her husband left her for another woman, and abandoned by love, […]

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