2008 Alumnae Anniversary Celebration

On April 22, 2008, 35 alumnae poets from 11 states—from the class of 1950 to the class of 2007—each read one short poem, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Poetry Center and the long tradition of poetry at Smith. The reading took place in Weinstein Auditorium, followed by book-selling and signing, and a festive reception on the Wright Hall Terrace and in the Poetry Center. Thank you to all who joined in the festivities! Stop by the Poetry Center to see a display of poetry books by Alumnae Poets.

Participants, by class year

1950

Vinni Marie Aguanno D’Ambrosio, New York City

1951

Mary Ann Hoberman, Greenwich, CT

1953

Joan Alice Wood, Kimball Concord, MA

1954

Celia Gilbert, Cambridge, MA

1955

Charlotte Coe Lemann, Manchester, MA

1956

Shirley Thomas Wulfing, Sandy Springs, GA

1959

Jane Rawlings, Bernardsville, NJ

1960

Linda Levitz, Ardsley, NY

Jane Yolen, Hatfield, MA

Carolyn H. Connors, Tenant’s Harbor, ME

1963

Carolyn Benson, Goshen, MA

Dorothy Washburn Dundas, Newton, MA

1964

Suzanne E. Berger, Somerville, MA

1965

Anne Harding Woodworth, Washington D.C.

1967

Rosalyn Driscoll, Haydenville, MA

Susan Snively, Amherst, MA

1967

Maryke Cramerus, Houston, TX

Pamela Harrison, Norwich, VT

1969

Peggy Gillespie, Belchertown, MA

Susie Patlove, Shelburne Falls, MA

1971

Tanya Contos, Jamaica Plain, MA

Susan Middleton, Ashfield, MA

Carol V. Paul, Williamsburg, MA

1974

Mary Dunn Dowd, Yarmouth, ME

Patricia Giragosian, Concord, MA

1975

Marcia Brown, Cape Elizabeth, ME

1978

Olivia Ruiz Marrujo, Chula Vista, CA

1983

Katherine E. Young, Washington D.C.

1985

Yvonne Garrett, New York City

1987

Pamela St. Clair, Moodus, CT

Marsha Smith Janson, Florence, MA

1989

Laura Prescott AC, Greenfield, MA

1993

Lynette Ng, Northampton, MA

1997

Danielle Durkin, Brooklyn, NY

1998

Chloé Yelena Miller, Roselle Park, NJ

2000

Monica Raymond, Cambridge, MA

2004

Shannon Hunt, Cambridge, MA

2005

Collyn Hinchey, Brooklyn, NY

Changxin Fang, Rockville, MD

2007

Julia Williams, Middleboro, MA