This week, the National Endowment for the Humanities partnered with Red Hen Press, is continuing an innovative poetry lecture and discussion series, geared towards exploring the bounds and future of formalism in poetry. This free event will be held on Wednesday April 28, at 7:00pm EST.
Poetry is constantly evolving and being interpreted differently by each writer. How do we still carry elements of formalism and flow to our work? How do we push beyond these limitations as creators?
Facilitated by poets Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver and moderated by Kate Gale, writers will play with the rules of form and adapt them to fit their own unique voice. In efforts to translate traditional form techniques with contemporary visions, this interactive conversation will take an in-depth look at making fundamentals more comprehensive in our modern literary world.
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Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm EST -- Wild and Precious Life Series
Join the Wild and Precious Life Series for an inspiring evening, highlighting the poetry anthology, How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope. In light of all the uncertainty of the past year, this collection offers relatable stories that encourage readers to appreciate small moments of life that bring them joy. This reading event will be moderated by poets James Crews, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Laura Grace Weldon, Lahab Assef Al-Jundi, & Noah Davis.
Online Zoom “doors” open at 7:00pm and the reading will begin at 7:30pm. To attend this event, click here.
Thursday, April 29, 8:00pm EST -- Vermont Studio Center
As a continuation of their Writers on the Rise spotlight reading series, the Vermont Studio Center will be featuring the work of Filipinx American poet, Ina Cariño. Cariño’s poetry can be found in Apogee, Wildness, Waxwing, New England Review, Tupelo Quarterly, among other publications. After receiving an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University along with several fellowships and awards, Cariño has also founded their own reading series, Indigena Collective, aimed to give a voice to the marginalized publics in their community. The need to highlight these diverse voices and experiences is the focus of Cariño’s writing.
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