The Spanish Club hosted the Multilingual Poetry Reading, followed by a bake sale, on Sun, Dec. 5 in the Allen Auditorium of Warfield Hall. Sponsored by the Spanish Department, the Spanish Club and the International Studies Club, the poetry reading takes place twice every year.
Traditional and Modern Readings
This time, there were poetry readings in Spanish, English, Russian, German and even Modern Greek. Prof. Reginald Heefner, read poems in different languages and sang a German poem "Zärtliche Liebe" (Tender Love) set to a tune by Beethoven. Heefner also sang a rap song of his own creation, in which he included phrases from several languages. The audience enjoyed the "Round the World Rap." The other readers included Katie Voldstad, Alicia Mills and Judy Scriptunas. A small bake sale followed the reading.
Bringing Cultures Together
The Spanish Club hopes more people participate in the future. The poetry reading brings different languages and cultures together, helps people appreciate literature in other languages and become aware that the beauty of literature is not limited to just the languages we know.