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)
Sat., April 2nd: 6:30 pm to 8 pm; Cocktail Hour Reception
Come say hello, grab a drink, and hear about Writing About Art in Barcelona (June 1-10)
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.