Poetry, Aloud

Monday, March 30, 2009

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky wants to revive the American tradition of reading poems out loud. That’s why his latest anthology of poetry, Essential Pleasures has an accompanying CD.

Event: Robert Pinsky will be reading along with Sharon Olds, Philip Schultz, Mark Strand, and C. K. Williams
Monday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m.
McNally Jackson Booksellers
52 Prince Street, between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets
More information here.


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Comments [6]

Sabrina from Manhattan

Thought you'd be interested in a film I saw/heard last night at the Film Anthology in NYC called "Divide Light." It is a filmed opera based on the poems of Emily Dickinson. It is fabulous; as you say, poems are meant to be spoken -- or in this case, sung.

Mar. 30 2009 01:28 PM

naomi watts reads the bradstreet poem in the movie ""Le Divorce""

Mar. 30 2009 01:18 PM
james hyatt from princeton nj

my granddaughters school last week had poetry night and EVERY student in grades 1-8 read out loud a poem they'd written.

it was wonderful, with poems from musing about snowfalls (grade 1) to rants about the lousy economy (grade 8). And my granddaughter particularly liked the poem called "the fat cat" with a reference to "the fat mouse."

Mar. 30 2009 01:17 PM
jtt from nyc

...i meant to say "that beatnik drone"...

Mar. 30 2009 01:14 PM
jtt from nyc

many poets STILL read in a drone, and it can be absolutely UNBEARABLE!!!

Mar. 30 2009 01:11 PM
LTrippe from New York City

This is great. And how about a segment with the CURRENT US Poet Laureate, Kay Ryan. Her work is superb!

Mar. 30 2009 12:19 PM

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