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Keefe Library Expands Poetry Collection Thanks to Xiadi Zhai '18

At the end of last year, senior Xiadi Zhai made it to the finals of the National Poetry Out Loud contest and BLS is reaping the benefits of her performance.

​​​​​​​Xiadi’s strong showing brought a check for $1,000 to the Keefe Library, which we have used to update and deepen our poetry collection. Juan Felipe Herrera, Ha Jin, Vijay Seshadri, and Wendy Xu are among the poets newly represented in our catalogue. Students often chose poetry for declamation pieces and Xiadi’s gift gives them new poets to consider and new books to browse.

The poetry section is right next to our new declamation section, which stocks books of famous speeches, monologues, and even advice from TED on how to improve your presentation.

Posted on October 24, 2018