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Ancient Greek Poetry
This evening dedicated to Classical Greek Poetry begins with a performance of “Bracko,” orchestrated by poet/translator Anne Carson and artist Robert Currie, based on Anne Carson’s translations from If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. Scholar Yopie Prins, author of Victorian Sappho and several essays on the poet, will present a talk on Homer’s influence on Sappho.
6:30pm: A performance of Bracko with Anne Carson, Currie and friends
7:00pm: Passwords: Yopie Prins on Homer and Sappho
Part of Poets House’s 25th Anniversary Program Series, tracing 3,000 years of poetry - from Gilgamesh to The Beats. Over the course of the 2011-2012 program year, we will present programs that examine our rich and varied poetic history, from oral traditions through early verse forms, the rise of lyric poetry and the advent of Modernism, to the myriad poetic voices that are defining the 21st century.