Inaugural poet Richard Blanco speaks at Tufts’ annual John Holmes Memorial Poetry Reading

The poet Richard Blanco spoke to an audience of approximately 60 students, alumni and community members yesterday afternoon at the 12th John Holmes Memorial Poetry Reading in the Hirsch Reading Room of Tisch Library. During the talk, Blanco, President Barack Obama’s inaugural poet in 2013 and the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, read poetry from throughout his career and spoke about his life as […]


Dead Poets Society of America founder re-discovers Tufts poet’s grave

“This is the world, the kingdom I was looking for.” These words, written by poet John Holmes (A ’29), Tufts professor and alumnus, live on in Tufts memory, despite the passing of the poet himself. Now, however, Tufts students will be able to pay their respects at Holmes’ grave. Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, […]


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