Spotlight on Erie: Bigg Wash’s “Infinity Gems”

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I had the chance to listen to some local poetry by Abdullah “Bigg Wash” Washington in the form of a brand new album called Infinity Gems.  This emotional project mixes musical elements on some tracks with strictly spoken word on others. After several listens, I was able to get more context on some individual tracks and […]

The art styles of downtown Erie

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Ask anyone involved in the arts in some way, shape or form about the importance of local arts and entertainment, and they will speak until they’re blue in the face. Fortunately, that is not what I’m here to do. Rather, I’d like to showcase some of Erie’s less well-known attractions and best-kept secrets for your […]

Submissions now being accepted for high school poetry contests

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High school students are invited to make submissions to the Gannon University English department’s annual poetry contests. The English department is offering two separate contests: one for high school students in Erie County, and one for students nationally. Erie County students also may enter the national contest by making a separate submission. Cash prizes will be awarded […]

T is for Totem

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Totem, the university’s nationally recognized literary arts magazine, is a creative outlet for students and faculty alike. Published once a year, the magazine features original artwork, photography, poetry and prose — including fiction, creative nonfiction, plays and film scripts — by members of the Gannon community. An editorial board made up of students advised by […]