Crimson staff writer
Kurt P. Slawitschka
Well-hidden within Kyle Minor’s “Praying Drunk,” a book that lies somewhere between story collection and novel, are five pages completely covered in matte black ink, margin-to-margin, front and back. These pages are not a gimmick; Minor’s writing stands on its own.
Richard Blanco is the youngest inaugural poet ever, as well as the only one to be an immigrant or openly gay. In his lecture and discussion at Winthrop House on Wednesday, Blanco explored how these various identities have informed his poetry, and how they have evolved in the wake of the inauguration.
The decadence of the pool that once was, before its conversion to a small, intimate theater—and the tales of coed skinny-dipping and a few fabled orgies—is a stiff act to follow. Nevertheless, the dauntless Hyperion Shakespeare Company was the latest to take on such an endeavor and the verdict? Not bad. The Hyperion performed ten scenes, mostly well-known, from seven of Shakespeare’s plays, with all of the scenes based on the theme “Family Feud.”