Side A: "The Poet's Shack". "The Poetâ€™s Shackâ€ was built as a writing studio for the prolific poet Percy MacKaye, who held the position of writer-in-residence at Miami University from 1920-1924. MacKaye requested a writing studio in the woods, a simple shack with a fire where faculty and students could gather to talk with the poet or hear his newest works. MacKayeâ€™s studio was built on Miamiâ€™s lower campus â€“ now known as Bishop Woods after first president Robert Hamilton Bishop â€“ where Upham Hall stands today. Students called the structure â€œThe Poetâ€™s Shack.â€ Side B: Percy MacKaye. Percy MacKaye (1875-1956) was a poet and dramatist elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1914. From 1920-1924, MacKaye held the position of writer-in-residence at Miami University, the first position of its kind at any American university. Robert Frost praised MacKaye for advocating â€œto get his fellow poets all fellowships at the universities.â€ During his time in â€œThe Poetâ€™s Shackâ€, MacKaye produced the well-known poems â€œThe Trees of Miamiâ€ and â€œAn Ode to the Universitiesâ€ as well as This Fine Pretty World: A Comedy of the Kentucky Mountains (1924), a play performed on New Yorkâ€™s Broadway throughout the 1920s.