Margaret Wright '17, Martin A. Dale '53 fellowship winner

Margaret Wright '17

Margaret Wright, a senior majoring in English who is affiliated with Rockefeller College, has taken many classes at Princeton that have taught her how to better articulate and present her opinions. To add to those skills, she said, she would like to focus instead on listening to other people — "not in order to rebut an argument or support a claim, but just to try to understand."

Thanks to the Martin A. Dale '53 Fellowship, Wright will have the opportunity to do just that. This summer, she will travel across the country, primarily on foot, to conduct interviews and use them to create "listening poems," or poems composed entirely of words and phrases spoken by the people she meets. 

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