April 18, 2009
Poetic exploration journeys from lust to love.
Kandyce Korotky ’10 presented, “From Lust to Love: A Poetic Exploration” at Randolph College’s Symposium for Artists & Scholars on April 18, 2009.
Korotky created the works under the guidance of her faculty mentor, Laura-Gray Street, assistant professor of English, while an undergraduate student at Randolph College.
An abstract of the reading follows...
This series of poems documents and explores the journey from a life of unabashed sin to one of virtuous bliss. Along the way, characteristics of the human condition are investigated–the emotional response to sex, the delight at a first sip of wine, and the struggles and sacrifices of love. Ultimately, each one of us must make a choice between residing amongst the baser pleasures this world offers or finding the strength to live for something that is larger than ourselves, even if it causes us pain. Through original diction and a willingness to stare into the darker side of life, these poems fully examine both options and at last conclude that virtue is more satisfying than vice.
The Student Symposium of Artists and Scholars provides Randolph College students from all classes and disciplines the opportunity to present the results of their research, scholarship, and creative work to the entire College community and beyond.
The two-day symposium, modeled after a typical academic conference, features oral presentations of student research, readings of creative work, musical performances, and exhibitions of student artwork. The symposium also includes a poster session, reception and a keynote address from a noteworthy academic speaker.
Learn more at www.randolphcollege.edu/sas