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Catalan Poetry Symposium: A Day Long Festival

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Join poets and scholars from Catalonia and the United States for all or part of this exploration of eight centuries of Catalan poetry.

Presented by Poets House, co-sponsored by the Institut Ramon Llull, Barcelona.

• Workshop: 11:00am-1:00 pm
Visual Poetry = Poesia Visual? Can visual poetry be translated?
Participants: Sergio Bessa, Melcion Mateu, Hillary Gardner & Francesc Parcerisas
Advance Registration Required. Call 212-431-7920

• Panel Discussion: 3:00-4:30pm
Writing Poetry in Catalan, in Good Times and Bad
Participants: Manuel Forcano, Christopher Whyte, Francesc Parcerisas & Marta Pessarrodona
Moderator: Jaume Subirana

• Keynote Address: 5:00-6:15pm
The Catalan Poetic Tradition, from Ramon Llull to the Present
Guest Speaker: Harold Bloom

• Catalan Poetry Reading: 6:30-8:00 pm
Participants: Manuel Forcano, Mary Ann Newman, Francesc Parcerisas, Melcion Mateu, Marta Pessarrodona & Jaume Subirana