Medley of Emotions

  Today’s featured poet is relatively new to the Lanthorn, so everyone please welcome Jakob Knudsen! Jakob is a sophomore at Houghton from Watertown, New York, and he’s studying Writing. Jakob says that his favorite poet is Robert Frost, who he’s come to appreciate more and more as he’s continued to read his works. However, his favorite poem is “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold. Jakob … Continue reading Medley of Emotions

“Shiny People”

Today we’re featuring one of our esteemed poets, EunJin (Grace) Kwak! EunJin is a junior at Houghton studying Math and Adolescence Education, and she’s originally from Cameroon. Lately, she’s been reading a lot of Neil Hilborn, and she really likes his two poetry collections: The Future and Our Numbered Days. EunJin says that a lot of her inspiration comes from bursts of inspiration that can come even at … Continue reading “Shiny People”

Living Ink

Today we’re featuring one of our repeated contributors, Jonathan Durbin! Jon is a fourth-year student at Houghton, studying Applied Physics and recently added a major in Data Science. He is from Hampstead, North Carolina, and in case you hadn’t figured it out, he’s the older brother of our very own editor, Erica Durbin. Jon’s favorite poem is “Out Beyond Ideas” by Rumi, and he says … Continue reading Living Ink

“But What I Didn’t Say”

Our featured work this week is the moving poem “But What I Didn’t Say” by Emmanuel Abdulai. Emmanuel is a sophomore Houghton Buffalo student studying English. He was born in West Africa in The Gambia, but grew up in the United States in Orchard Park, New York. When asked about his inspiration and a quote about his poem, Emmanuel responded, My inspirations range far, but … Continue reading “But What I Didn’t Say”

Abandoning Roots

Our next featured poem is entitled “Faded.” Junior Abigail Reeth wrote this beautiful and haunting poem, which is written in a poetry form known as the villanelle. Extremely difficult to write, villanelles repeat the same rhymes over and over, evoking new meanings and images each time the rhyme is reintroduced. This creates a poem with beautifully crafted form and a sense of wholeness that is … Continue reading Abandoning Roots