Florie Gale Arons Poetry Forum

About the Arons Poetry Program

Since 1999, the annual Florie Gale Arons Poetry Program has brought a distinguished woman-identified poet to campus for a poetry reading and workshop. The program was established by the daughters of Florie Gale Arons (NC '50) in 1999 in honor of their mother's 70th birthday, and family and friends assure that it continues today in her memory. Mrs. Arons' posthumously published collection of poetry, Unspoken Words, is available at the Newcomb College Institute, the Tulane Bookstore, and independent bookstores.

2023 Arons Visiting Poet: Franny Choi

Head shot photo of Franny Choi

Franny Choi will be the 2023 Arons Visiting Poet
October 23, 2023, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, Newcomb Institute

They are the author of three poetry collections: The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2022), Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014). Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. A recipient of the Lily/Rosenberg Fellowship,Princeton’s Holmes National Poetry Prize, and the Elgin Award, Franny is Faculty in Literature at Bennington College and the founder of Brew & Forge. They are at work on an essay collection about Asian robot women, forthcoming from Ecco.

Past Florie Gale Arons Poets

  • Kiki Petrosino 
  • Khadijah Queen
  • Layli Long Soldier
  • Morgan Parker
  • Anne Boyer
  • Laura Mullen
  • Jennifer Grotz
  • Julia Spicher Kasdorf
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • Mary Jo Bang
  • Sharon Olds
  • Marie Howe
  • Brenda Hillman
  • C.D. Wright
  • Nicole Cooley
  • Kimiko Hahn
  • Alice Notley
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Natasha Trethewey
  • Denise Duhamel
  • Colette Inez
  • Carole Simmons Oles
  • Maxine Kumin
  • Kate Daniels