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London calling Priscila Uppal, poet of the Olympics

London calling Priscila Uppal, poet of the Olympics

Priscila Uppal landed in London¬†earlier this week¬†armed with pen and notepad, laptop and backpack ready to commit the Summer Olympic Games to verse. Once again, the York English professor is bridging the arts-sports divide as poet-in-residence. Sponsored by Canada Athletes Now (CAN) and other benefactors, she will make poetry of the games and the Olympians […]

Audio: Professor speaks about Olympic poet-in-residence experience and new book

Audio: Professor speaks about Olympic poet-in-residence experience and new book

Priscila Uppal, professor of English in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, spoke to Matt Galloway on CBC's Metro Morning March 24 about her work as poet-in-residence during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. Uppal wrote poems about the competitions and read them to the athletes and their families, which are archived […]

Prof is poet-in-residence during Olympic and Paralympic Games

Prof is poet-in-residence during Olympic and Paralympic Games

Research at York is broader than books, journal articles, scientific findings or data sets. In the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, research can result in a piece of poetry that moves the soul. Like the Greek poet Pindar, York English Professor Priscila Uppal, an internationally acclaimed poet and novelist, is penning poems for […]