Showing posts from October, 2012

Open Mic Journal Contest

Announcing our Open Mic Journal Contest

It's the end of the world. What's your last journal entry? Or, the world has ended, what's your entry on the day after? It can be funny, sad, irreverent, heartfelt, you name it. Length can be whatever you wish, but remember there's a three minute time limit.

Mail your journal entries to with the subject line "Journal Contest." Include your name, email, and Hunter email. Top entries will be called up to read at the Open Mic on Nov. 15 and the winner chosen. (You may have a proxy read if you're shy.)

The champion will go home with a fun Survival Kit, which may or may not include a gift card!

Remember to RSVP on Facebook to the Open Mic for a chance to win some of our other raffle prizes!

NOV15 7-11pm TH105. OTR Open Mic: The End of the World

Nov 15 is our world-famous Open Mic, where some of the best talent from Hunter and beyond comes out for a night of poetry, stories, music, dance, costumes and whatever else can fit on a stage. We have a theme, but your performances don't have to follow it. This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will abound. Check out some photos from last semester.
This Fall, our theme is The END of the WORLD. Some people think the Mayans said the world is ending on Dec 21, 2012. Believe it?Neither do we. But it's an interesting thought — as things like natural disasters, pandemics and global warming loom over your head, sometimes you have to wonder to yourself: What if this is the end? What if this is the last night? And if the world did end, what would I do? What would matter to me?
We invite you to think about these things. But don't get too gloomy: if the zombie apocalypse does come, or the robots take over, or if a giant tidal wave of acid from space dissolved half…

This Weekend: The Academy of American Poets 2012 Poets Forum

One of the biggest poetry events in America is this weekend: The Academy of American Poets' 2012 Poets Forum. This year's chancellor's reading is only $5 for students and is being held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7pm in NYU. Chancellors include Naomi Shihab Nye, Lyn Hejinian, Mark Doty, Sharon Olds, Edward Hirsch, Juan Felipe Herrera, and others. Many more contemporary authors are participating as well.
For three days the Academy is sponsoring many other events, readings, walking tours, and discussions which are all open to the public. Read more about them on the website.

Where has the time gone? Less than a month left now to submit to Contests

There's less than a month now for students to submit to the four different contests we have running this semester in poetry, drama, fiction, and art. You don't want someone else to win those $50 gift certificates to do you? Submit today!

OTR Open House: Wed, Oct. 10th at 2pm

Announcing the Fall 2012 open house for The Olivetree Review. If you haven't yet come by the office, here's your chance to meet all the staffers and have any nagging questions answered. If you don't have any questions, here's your chance to drink iced coffee and eat cupcakes!

The Open House will be in TH105 and start around 2pm. There's a USG event in the same room until 2, so we'll probably get started around 2:30. If you can't make the Open House but still have questions, the best thing to do is to email your section editors (poetry, fiction/non-fiction, art) or

Launch Party for Issue 51!

We had an excellent launch party for Issue 51. Coffee and mini-danishes were served, plenty of people came by, WHCS provided the jams. For more pictures, check our Facebook page.

Rising Russian Poets in Concert with Key US Poets

The Debut Prize Presents: Rising Russian Poets In Concert with Key
US Poets for a Reading and Conversation with David Lehman

Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Location: New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan branch
455 Fifth Avenue
(in the Corner Room - Ground Floor)
Time: 7:00pm
Participants: Tina Chang, Heather Christle, Dina Gatina, Alla Gorbunova,
Lev Oborin, and Matthew Yeager
Moderator: David Lehman
*Free event

A trio of rising figures in Russia's poetic scene, among the newest and most
provocative voices in their country's poetic rich poetic tradition, come to the New
York Public Library. These acclaimed young poets read from their work, discuss
the variety and richness of contemporary Russian verse, and open up their art
and its role in Russia's volatile political and social realities.

Reading alongside them will be key American poets whose work, in breadth of
vision and acclaim, both complements and contrasts with that of the Russian
poets in interesting and revealing ways.