The chairs and directors of Humanities departments and programs at Washington University in St. Louis have prepared this statement. In times of severe challenges, we feel that it is crucial that we avail ourselves of the invaluable resources that humanities scholarship and education offer.
During the month of April (National Poetry Month), writers from all corners and walks of life participated in Life/Lines, a daily opportunity for creative expression. Uniting behind a common prompt, we wrote more than 1,100 short poems and in the process made our own community despite our isolation. Together, we created a vibrant and lasting archive of how our faculty, staff, students and friends experienced these most unprecedented of times.Learn more