Institutional Knowledge: Summer 2015

Wisdom and How-Tos from Experts in the GW Community

Institutional Knowledge

Alumna Elizabeth Acevedo’s brand of poetry—slam poetry—is a highly specialized, intricately crafted art, but poetry can be anything.

An exhibit at GW’s Brady Gallery tested that in May, when it had visitors create “found poems” by redacting, reordering, refashioning or colorizing a canvas of words made from a few pages of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

Watch Elizabeth Acevedo perform and learn more about slam poetry.


Choose a Method and Make Your Own

Example A

Cut, paste and reorder the words

Example B

Redact, highlight

Example C

Refashion and colorize


Tweet Your Poem



 


Other Summer News

Elizabeth Acevedo at the microphone

5 Questions on Slam Poetry

Elizabeth Acevedo, BA '10, one of the 2014 National Poetry Slam champions, mixes poetry and performance to explore life and identity as a Dominican woman and first-generation American.

Photo of the GW costume shop

Stitch by Stitch

Aspiring costume makers in the Department of Theatre and Dance sketch, stitch and style in GW's costume shop.

Square dancing with a 3-d printer

Square Dancing With a 3-D Printer

When the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design unveiled its end-of-the-year thesis exhibition this spring, a group of little plastic dragons celebrated the opening with more revelry than anyone in the gallery.

Frank Alexander Wetmore's Stetson hat

One for the Birds

It was a surprise to find four graduation hoods and a spiffy Stetson top hat in a box described as "cap and gown of Frank Alexander Wetmore."

Eric Cantor

Alumni News

A pair of politicos reconnect on the air, Eric Cantor appears at GW's Wall Street Symposium and more.

Photo of Laverne Cox

George Welcomes

Laverne Cox, Rick Santorum, five top CEOs and more.

Bookshelves

Bookshelves

In Berkshire Beyond Buffett, GW Law professor Lawrence A. Cunningham offers an inside look at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, a colossus that manages to feel like a small business.