Poetry can be described as lyric with a beat. From sleepy lullaby to rowdy rock-and-roll there are certainly many speeds. “At a fixed rate, comes the sound of a sound—watch it now, watch it,” as Terese Svoboda’s poem “Wooly Bully” ends, she reminds us of the sixties tune by the same name while also reminding the reader to actively look for poetry.
Well, look no further. Visiting writers present “must see” poetry this Thursday, October 29th and Sunday, November 1st at The Writer’s Center. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 29th, 7:30 p.m. - Terese Svoboda and Wendy Mnookin Writer Terese Svoboda, Weapons Grade and Trailer Girls and Other Stories, joins poet and professor Wendy Mnookin, The Moon Makes Its Own Plea. (Read a First Person Plural mini-interview with Svoboda by The Writer's Center's bookstore manager Janel Carpenterhere.). Svoboda’s “What another Genre Can Do For You” workshop is at capacity, although you can still catch her and Mnookin during our Q&A segment with all your questions on craft
Sunday, November 1st, 2:00 p.m. – Open Door Reading Series: The Rockpile Journals
Legendary beat poet David Meltzer and poet/editor Michael Rothenberg discuss Rockpile, an 8-week, 8-city cross-country tour to perform with local musicians and artists in each city, all composed while on the road. They are joined by pianist and composer Burnett Thompson and members of his New Columbia Orchestra.
Special guest readers include readers Terri Carrion, Ed Baker, Carlo Parcelli, Beth Joselow, Tala Abu Rahmeh, Reuben Jackson, Sarah Browning, Tom Mandel, and Brian Gilmore.
While creating collaboration, Meltzer and Rothenberg reinforce the tradition of the troubadour. They’ve been all over America since the sixties. Join them this Sunday and celebrate the Beat Generation—the momentum carries on.