Geoffrey Winiker, '86 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Geoffrey Winiker

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Class Year

1986

Other Program

Literature

Interviewer

Helene Tieger, '85

Description

Attracted to campus because of its beauty in snowy weather. Intrigued by Bard's immediate acceptance program. During the school's second year of L&T, he was locked in a classroom by Elaine Avedon to write a paper. Wrote poetry throughout his time at Bard. Played intramural basketball, put on poetry performance in Tobin Poetry Room, participated in friends' plays. Was a very disinterested high school student, felt like Bard really taught him how to be a learner. Appreciated the fact that Bard placed an emphasis on written evaluations over grades. Bard was instrumental in exposing him to jazz and poetry. Created a conceptual band with friends called Jim Door and the Perceptions.

Keywords

Kline Commons, Language and Thinking, Elaine Avedon, Robert Kelly, Mark Lytle, Albert Reid, Library, Robert Duncan, Tewksbury, Manor House, Gahagen House, Clark Rodewald, Tobin Poetry Room, Leon Botstein

Location

BardCorps trailer, main campus.

Interview Date

5-21-2011

Interview Duration

17:27

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Geoffrey Winiker, '86 (BardCorps)

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