Featured Poet: Claude Mumbere

Claude is a freshman at St. Lawrence, considering going into communications. He is a member of the men’s varsity soccer team, and the African Student Union. He aspires to make use of his voice in whichever career path he traverses.

Claude’s reading : The first poem is She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron. The second is Harlem by Langston Hughes

Q: What made you want to start writing? When did you begin?
A: I spent my elementary and some middle school in the D.R Congo and the curriculum involved a rather extensive emphasis  on literature and more specifically fables and poetry. What was different about it is that we spent most of the time verbally analyzing and annotating the poems and fables through memorization, singing, and even creating dances that went along with the pieces. But afte