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Florie Gale Arons Poetry Forum

About the Arons Poetry Program

Since 1999, the annual Florie Gale Arons Poetry Program has brought a distinguished female 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.

2019-2020 Arons Visiting Poet: Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night. Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be released by Delacorte Press on September 24, 2019. A debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World / Random House. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow.

She will read in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute on October 7th at 7:00 pm.​​​​​

Past Florie Gale Arons Poets

  • 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