This talk explores Lorca’s artistic sources, including Andalusian music and the metaphorical style characteristic of the avant-garde Hispanic literary movement Ultraísmo. Edward Hirsch also discusses Lorca's complicated friendships with Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel, his place in Spanish literary history, his emotional and intellectual crises, and how he came to write his classic, Poet in New York.
Nathalie Stephens writes at the border between languages: in her case, English and French. Her talk will address questions of translatability, displacement, desire, and what—through history—has come undone.
This seminar prepares participants to apply the successful PITB model to their own libraries. The Institute covers the how-to of producing vibrant poetry programs, building enriched collections and engaging audiences through community outreach. Participants gain experience listening to, discussing, and writing poetry. No one will leave uninspired.
A sudden rain shower can transform our city and our senses and make a different world. In this interactive workshop, we’ll create our own storm, right in the library, with poetry, music, and a special slideshow.
Among his many masterworks, Neruda wrote poems about the mysterious power of poetry itself, a power embraced by Chilean culture. This evening focuses on the evolution of Neruda as a political poet, his struggle and exile at the hands of his own government, his death in the wake of the military coup, and his redemption after democracy returned to Chile.