Tuesday, June 9, 2009

If your around San Francisco this Summer...

Photo by G.Parrish




A poetics course w/

David Meltzer &

Neeli Cherkovski

July 21st through august 25th

6 consecutive Tuesday nights

7:00 – 9:30 pm

Presented by the

Bird & beckett

Cultural legacy project

653 chenery st., SF, ca 94131



$100 for All 6 sessions

in advance, or

$20 per session, on a

space available basis

We will talk about origins -- When

did poetry begin? Why do we

choose the poem as a primary

means of expression? What does it

mean to take on the identity of

"Poet?" These and other crucial

questions become the ground for

talking about the life of a poet over

time, and the relationship of poetry

to art and music. Haiku, Whitman

and Dickinson, modernists such as

W.C. Williams and H.D. -- along with

the poetry of today, will lead us to

look on the role of a poet in the

larger society.

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