Richard Godbeer, director of the Humanities Research Center, said he is “delighted that the center’s inaugural event will celebrate the work of this enormously talented Southern poet and in general the power of poetry to sustain and transform our lives. Trethewey’s poetry has engaged movingly with recent events such as Hurricane Katrina as well as more distant and yet still resonant tragedies such as the American Civil War, events both personal and communal in their impact.” Former U.S. poet laureate to speak at VCU.

Richard Godbeer, director of the Humanities Research Center, said he is “delighted that the center’s inaugural event will celebrate the work of this enormously talented Southern poet and in general the power of poetry to sustain and transform our lives. Trethewey’s poetry has engaged movingly with recent events such as Hurricane Katrina as well as more distant and yet still resonant tragedies such as the American Civil War, events both personal and communal in their impact.” Former U.S. poet laureate to speak at VCU.

Welcome Back, #VCU! We’re launching a super *fun* bimonthly hashtag challenge called Make it Real Moments where we want YOU to show us how you make it real on campus. Our first challenge is showing us your first week back at school! Share photos with the tag #MIRFirstWeek and tag @VCU so we can see it.
We’ll share our favorite moments on VCU social media. Feel free to share on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, or anywhere else that supports hashtags. We can’t wait to see what you share.

Welcome Back, #VCU! We’re launching a super *fun* bimonthly hashtag challenge called Make it Real Moments where we want YOU to show us how you make it real on campus. Our first challenge is showing us your first week back at school! Share photos with the tag #MIRFirstWeek and tag @VCU so we can see it.

We’ll share our favorite moments on VCU social media. Feel free to share on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, or anywhere else that supports hashtags. We can’t wait to see what you share.