The series of events kicks off on Monday night with Fresno State’s own acclaimed saxophonist Benjamin Boone in collaboration with two-time United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and other guest artists.
A boy of about 11 years old, Antonio Petrosino, watched as this mix of soldiers from around the world passed through his town of Coperchia, in the mountains just north of Salerno in Southern Italy. He would try to observe the soldiers who spoke different languages and came from diverse cultures.
Frances Levine, whose gift to Fresno State of her U.S. poet laureate husband’s extensive personal book collection sparked the creation of the Philip Levine Reading Room inside the University library, passed away in Fresno on June 13. She was 94.
Kudos to #FresnoWriters is an ongoing series on the Fresno State MFA blog, celebrating the professional accomplishments of students, alumni, and faculty in Fresno State’s Creative Writing Program and the Department of English.
“If you want to hear Mahler’s Symphony Number 5 on this level, you would most likely have to drive to San Francisco; you’d have to drive to L.A. Tickets are 200 or 300 dollars each. It’s an expensive experience.” ~ Dr. Thomas Loewenheim.