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An Evening of Romantic Poetry | North Beach

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

Michael McClure and Jerome Rothenberg are joined by Leslie Scalapino in an evening exploring the tradition of Romantic Poetry.

In the spirit of an experimental and visionary romanticism that links closely with the experimental modernisms of where we are right now, McClure, Rothenberg and Scalapino will read from and discuss the works of acknowledged Romantics and postromantics like Blake, Shelley, Hölderlin, Hugo, Whitman, Dickinson, and Rimbaud, as well as poems of their own in the newest and oldest of romantic traditions.  The reading will also include works outside of conventional literatures and national boundaries, sound poems and non-sense poems, prose poems and visual poems, journal poems and fragment poems, outsider poems and aboriginal poems, shouted poems and whispered poems.  The evening will let new ideas fly from the poems, the audience, and the readers.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature, San Francisco