from MANUAL FOR LIVING
Friday, April 1st: The Return of Aphrodite’s Daughter: Rhetoric in Contemporary Poetry
10:30 am to 11:45 am Room 403 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
F142. Participants: Sharon Dolin, Phillis Levin, Rosanna Warren, Christina Pugh, Blas Falconer.
Persuasion is Aphrodite’s daughter: It is she who beguiles our mortal hearts. So wrote Sappho 2,600 years ago, and rhetorical figures persist as the structural foundation of many memorable lines of poetry—from Mark Doty to Terrance Hayes to Lyn Hejinian. After a successful panel in Seattle, five contemporary poets return to discuss five different rhetorical figures, such as apostrophe, litotes, negatio, and prosopopeia, as they exist in their own poems and in those of poets they admire.
Fri., April 1: 12-12:30 pm: Book-Signing for Manual for Living at the Book Fair
University of Pittsburgh Press Table (403, 405)
Come say hello, grab a drink, and hear about Writing About Art in Barcelona (June 1-10)
S296. Writers Conferences & Centers (WC&C) Reception
Plaza 1, JW Marriott LA, 3rd Floor
A public gathering to celebrate the incredible work being done at writers’ conferences, centers, festivals, retreats, and residencies across the US and internationally. Come have a drink and some snacks, learn more about these programs, and connect with their directors.
5:30-7:30 pm: Poetry Workshop. Sign up in advance. Cost: NIS 125. Space is limited.
To sign up for the workshop, write to Haim Watzman at firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30-8 pm: Schmooze with pizza
8-8:30 pm: Community reading by Kehilat Yedidya Poets: Gershom Gorenberg, Diane Greenberg, Yoni Hammer and Alden Solovy
8:30-9:15: Sharon Dolin reads from her forthcoming book, Manual for Living, as well as from previous collections of poetry.
Limited quantities of books will be for sale.
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