Arcadia Art Share: Bill Meiers’ Words to Live By

By Purnell T. Cropper | April 26, 2011

Bill Meiers ’93M,’96M, Arcadia University English Instructor and Co-Director of the Honors Program, performs and discusses Langston Hughes’ poem “Motto.” (Watch the video.) Next week’s Bulletin will feature Meiers reading and discussing the poem “Marriage” by beat poet Gregory Corso.

Arcadia Art Share, a multimedia project featured in the Bulletin and on Facebook, showcases original work from members of the Arcadia community, highlights their inspirations and processes, and provides an outlet for literary and artistic discussions. The series was created by Purnell Cropper and Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M of University Relations.

“We are looking for faculty, students, staff and alumni who would like to participate,” says Tooker. “Participants can appear on camera or write an essay explaining a literary or artistic work that has inspired or has changed them. The other option is to showcase an original work—be it a poem, theatrical performance, painting—and discuss what when into creating the piece.” To learn more, contact Tooker at

So far the series has:

Photo by Hoffer Photography