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Guest Poet - Aliki Barnstone

Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, and editor. She is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently, Bright Body (White Pine, 2011) and Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2009), and the translator of The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation (W.W. Norton, 2006).

Faculty Tackle “Allure of Dystopia” in Popular Culture

The idea that humans will undergo a day of reckoning has confronted every generation.

Whatever you call it, however you fancy it—supernova, divine intervention, or zombie pandemic—whether you believe the end of Earth will ever arrive, or has already, we can’t deny that tales of doomsday and dystopian societies have crept into all corners of pop culture—big screens to small, music to video games, books to blogs.

Poet Talks: Bike Love Documentary Screening

Join students, faculty, and local alumni for the Bike Love documentary screening and Q&A with the film's director and producer, Kara Minnehan ’07.

Bike Love is a short documentary film about Kara Minnehan’s bike-riding quest in Portland, Oregon. On December 1, 2011 Kara gave up her car for the purpose of trying out new modes of transportation and experiencing the city’s bike culture firsthand. Fashion, feminism, community-building, sustainability, and comedy are brought to life within the foundations of Portland’s cyclist community. 

Poetry Reading with Eduardo Corral

​Eduardo C. Corral earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award.

  • Monday, Sep 01
    Whittier College Welcomes the Class of 2018

    Over 480 first-year and transfer students were on campus on Sunday to begin their journey as Whittie... More

  • Wednesday, Aug 27
    Professor Fred Bergeson’s Commentary on Collection of President Nixon Interview Footage

    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s ’34 resignation from office, po... More

  • Wednesday, Aug 27
    Incoming Freshman Helps Others Navigate the College Admissions Process

    For incoming Poet Aidan Proshuto ’18, choosing the right college was crucial. After completing his h... More

In Two Worlds


Exploring the duality of music and society


  • Monday, Aug 25
    Whittier College Featured in Princeton Review's 2015 "Best 379 Colleges"

    Whittier College has once again been designated as one of the nation's best institutions for un... More