The Orphean Moment with Susan Mitchell

This seminar will use visual and musical works to explore the moment when the modern poet is pulled in many different directions by complicated emotions. The group will read Ashbery, Bishop, and Jarrell, listen to the music of Elliott Carter, and look at paintings by modern and Renaissance artists.

Passwords: Laurel Blossom on Edna St. Vincent Millay

"One of the most popular poets of the 1920s, Edna St. Vincent Millay was known for her exquisite love sonnets and her dazzling concert hall recitations. Laurel Blossom examines Millay’s technique, themes and poetic voice.

Introduction to Translation with Clementine Rabassa, Lawrence Venuti and Ellen Watson

"An introduction to the art and theory of translating poetry, featuring translators intimately involved with journeys from Spanish, Italian and Portuguese into English. Hands-on translation experience will be offered. Fluency is not required.

Passwords: Victor Di Suvero on "Pre" Beat Poets

A review of the seminal sources of the Beat experience in poetry and a discussion of the work of Robinson Jeffers, Kenneth Rexroth and William Everson/Brother Antoninus as progenitors of the Beats.

Hala Bira Reading

Featuring Regie Cabico, Nick Carbo, Luis H. Francia, M. Evelina Galang, Eric Gamalinda, Eugene Gloria, Jessica Hagedorn, Jaime Jacinto, Jessica Nepomuceno and Eileen Tabios. Reception to follow.

Perspectives on Filipino and Filipino-American Writing

A panel discussion moderated by Nick Carbo and featuring M Evelina Galang, Eric Gamalinda, Eugene Gloria, Jessica Hagedorn, and Eileen Tabios. What does it mean to write in a borrowed tongue? This panel discussion examines each participant’s individual development in relation to the literary/historical contexts of Filipino identity.

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