Writing about art in Barcelona is at the Book Fair in tampa: Table T-538. Stop by and say hello.
Also, ON THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH: SHARON DOLIN IS CHAIRING AND SPEAKING ON THE SUBJECT OF RHETORIC IN CONTEMPORARY POETRY.
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Room 20 & 21, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
R194. The Revival of Aphrodite’s Daughter: Rhetoric in Contemporary Poetry. (Jericho Brown, Sharon Dolin, Linda Gregerson, Pablo Medina, Ange Mlinko) “Persuasion is Aphrodite’s daughter: it is she who beguiles our mortal hearts.” So wrote Sappho 2,600 years ago, and rhetorical figures, once considered disingenuous outliers, have undergone a shift in perception by poets who recognize them as the enduring armature of many memorable lines of poetry—from the political to the postconfessional. After two previous panels on rhetoric, five poets discuss additional rhetorical figures as they exist in their own poems and in those of poets they admire.
TWO READINGS OFF-SITE ON THURSDAY EVE:
5:30-7:30 pm: Nasty Women Poets social gathering and reading at Pokey’s Rock ‘n’ Rolls, 100 E. Madison Street, Tampa.
7-10pm. Reading for Indolent Books, CLSpace 1911 N. 13th St. (Ybor City)
FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH, 3-3:30 PM SIGNING @ Indolent Books
Golden Shovel Launch Party
Bowery Poetry Club on Sunday, March 26th 3:30-5pm
308 Bowery NYC
New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks will feature a short talk by editors, Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, and readings of Golden Shovel poems by over twenty area poets including Sharon Dolin, National Book Award winner Jean Valentine, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo. The anthology features poems following the Golden Shovel form created by Terrance Hayes, who wrote the foreword for the anthology.Terrance Hayes will also be reading.
APHORISMS: A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ON SHORT WRITINGS
Saturday April 1, 2017, 10am to 4:30pm
Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford CT
Celebrate the art of the aphorism with James Geary: His presentation will explore the witty power of aphorisms in literature and daily life through the lively juggling of words & ideas. Geary is the foremost contemporary authority on the aphorism.
Presentations by three contemporary aphorists—
Alfred Corn: Concision, Concentration, Poetry
Sharon Dolin: Sequencing the Whole Fragment
George Murray: The Aphorist as Undertaker
Starting at 1:45 pm, James Geary will lead an interactive workshop on how to write aphorisms.
3:30 pm, conference participants will have the opportunity to read their original aphorisms. Followed by a Q&A with the contemporary aphorists.
Conference is Free. RSVP by March 25 to—