Chile’s Dante: An Evening with Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny

The uncompromising Chilean poet Raúl Zurita reads from his work and talks with Anna Deeny, the English-language
translator of his volume Purgatory.

Close Observation: The Poetics of Flora & Fauna

Diane Ackerman, acclaimed essayist and author of Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day, talks with Kimiko Hahn, author of Toxic Flora and other poetry collections, about the role of environmental issues and science in their writing.

Annual Chapbook Festival

Now in its second year, this two-day national festival of workshops and readings celebrates the microbook.

For more information, please visit www.centerforthehumanitiesgc.org/festival

It’s About Nature: Children’s Learning & the Poetic Experience with Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis converses with artists, teachers and parents about
creating poetic spaces as a means of inspiring community and creative
responsiveness to the environment.

Nox: From Box to Book with Anne Carson & Currie

With artistic collaborator Robert Currie, poet Anne Carson discusses and reads from Nox, her illustrated “book in a box” that elegizes the loss of her brother with photos, collages, sketches and poetry written through the lens of her translation of Catullus.

The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry

On the occasion of the publication of The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, editor Mark Weiss, contributors and translators explore major trends in Cuban poetry, both on and off the island.

The Opening of the Field: Workshops with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz

Nalini Nadkarni (Friday only)

These poetry workshops with rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz introduce the surprisingly creative language used by scientists to describe ecology and explore commonalities between literary texts and ecosystems.

The Opening of the Field: Workshops with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz

Nalini Nadkarni (Friday only)

These poetry workshops with rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz introduce the surprisingly creative language used by scientists to describe ecology and explore commonalities between literary texts and ecosystems.

The Opening of the Field: A Conversation with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz

On Earth Day, rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz examine how poetic and scientific understandings of nature might be combined to inspire environmental stewardship.

A Civil Feast of Jazz & Poetry with Poet Afaa Michael Weaver

Poet Afaa Michael Weaver and acclaimed musicians perform jazz pieces and recitals of Weaver’s poems, followed by conversation about music and verse.

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