Roses are red. Violets are blue. I enjoyed poetry night. How about you? Well, open mic night to be more precise.
Analecta’s open mic night poetry reading took place the night of Thursday, October 3, in the faculty lounge of Wiekamp Hall. Organizers intended the event to raise awareness of the student publications of IU South Bend.
Analecta is an arts and literature magazine published annually by students at IUSB.
The diverse audience included professors and students alike, bringing a rich and unique scope of perspective to the night’s poetry readings.
The readings ranged from dramatic short stories to a slew of captivating, charismatic original poetry by equally captivating and charismatic authors.
Lucas Burkett hosted the event. He is the editor of IU South Bend’s student-led art journal, Analecta.
Burkett said the number of students and faculty that attended surprised him. By the start of the event, only standing room remained.
Burkett credited the turnout to smart social media advertisement and a strong student interest. He said more such events would likely take place in the future.
Copies of Analecta are available in the Franklin D. Schurz Library for free.