Hiram College

Our Story: A Multi-Faceted Resource

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature was founded in 2006 and is named for two poets with close ties to Northeast Ohio.

  • Nicholas Vachel Lindsay attended Hiram College from 1897 to 1900.  Best known for The Congo, Lindsay traveled the country on foot reciting his poetry
  • Harold Hart Crane was born in nearby Garrettsville. Crane’s work includes The Bridge, a complex counterpoint to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and a celebration of American identity.

The Center is based in neighboring buildings: the Stephen and Jacquelyn Love Writing House, a Queen Anne style house built in the 1890s, and Bonney Castle, which served as an inn in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Both buildings include intimate classroom spaces, perfect for discussions, and cozy reading spaces that are available for students to study and meet outside of class time.