The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poets Series brings acclaimed poets to the Babson College community. The series honors diversity, inclusion, and artistic excellence. Because of pandemic pressures on travel and gathering in crowds, the 2021 series will be a live-streamed virtual event.
Two poetry events are planned for the spring, making the series even more accessible and engaging to audiences within and beyond Babson College. Each event must be registered for separately.
Part 1 features three poets reading their work followed by a panel discussion led by Mary O'Donoghue, novelist, short story writer, poet, and professor in the Arts and Humanities at Babson College.
For more information on the event and the featured please visit www.babsonarts.org.
Sumita Chakraborty is a poet, essayist, and scholar. Her debut collection of poetry, "Arrow" was published in fall 2020. She is also a proud alumna of Wellesley College, where she received her BA.
Ruben Quesada is the founder of Latinx Writers Caucus, an organization concerned with the education, equity, and inclusion of Latinx writers in the literary and publishing community. His most recent poetry collection is "Revelations" (2018).
Aidan Rooney's most recent collection "Go There" was published in spring 2020. In 2013 he was awarded the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club.