Steven Cramer directs the MFA in Creative Writing Program, and Danielle Legros Georges teaches in Creative Arts in Learning
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Cramer is the director of Lesley’s nationally acclaimed low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. Georges teaches in Lesley’s Creative Arts in Learning Division in the Graduate School of Education.
The impact of politics and history on Legros Georges’s life is reflected in her poetry, which explores topics including Haitian identity and weaves beautiful language with social justice concerns. In Cramer’s recent book of poems, “Clangings,” he transforms the speech patterns that plague some schizophrenic patients into lyrical poems that seek to unlock the meaning behind these ostensibly incomprehensible communications.
“To have two Lesley faculty members who teach in distinct fields earn this prestigious honor is gratifying for the university and a testament to the relevance and influence of poetic expression,” said Lesley President Joseph Moore.
The highly competitive poetry fellowships recognize exceptional work by Massachusetts artists, and Legros Georges and Cramer are among six fellows selected from a field of nearly 300 poets.
“I’ve been a poet most of my life, so this award is incredibly encouraging, especially here in Massachusetts, a state with lively literary and academic communities, and fine poets,” Georges reflected.
"It's especially gratifying to be recognized along with my Lesley colleague, Danielle Legros Georges, whose work I so greatly admire," Cramer added.
Past Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellows include authors Jonathan Franzen, Gish Jen, and Tim O'Brien, as well as former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
Innovative Lesley program prevents summer learning loss
Climate change activist Bill McKibben visits Lesley
Lesley expressive therapies expertise being applied at global disaster scenes to aid healing
Lesley's Juliana Texley is named president of the National Science Teachers Association
View all News
Jen Fitzgerald and the Art of Work
MFA in Creative Writing alumna Jen Fitzgerald speaks about the importance of books in her life and being a social activist writerThe Best American Poetry
October 27, 2014
Andrea Davis Pinkney, editor and author
Award-winning children’s author Andrea Davis Pinkney will present Lesley’s annual Finnegan LectureThe Boston Globe
October 26, 2014
de Seife starts ArtSmarts program
Lesley alumna Cynthia de Seife created a unique after school arts program to improve overall academic performanceRochelle News-Leader
October 26, 2014
Former Australian prime minister visits Lesley, Sara Farizan reads in Newtonville
Australia’s former (and first female) prime minister Julia Gillard was at Lesley University to speak to students, while alumna Sara Farizan signed copies of her new novelThe Boston Globe
October 24, 2014
Gabriella Calicchio takes the stage as Marin Center chief
Lesley alumna is the new director of cultural and visitor services for California’s Marin County after serving as CEO of the Walt Disney Family MuseumMarin News
October 25, 2014
John SullivanDirector of Communications617.firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda McGregorCommunications ManagerPhone: email@example.com
Lesley UniversityOffice of Communications29 Everett StreetCambridge, MA 02138Phone: 617.349.8579Fax: 617.349.8522Email