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Poets in Response to Peril

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Poets in Response to Peril

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Apr 02, 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Poets in Response to Peril

On Saturday, April 2 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, join me and Penn Kemp as we bring together poets from all over in a special Oh!Sound National Poetry Month online celebration of poetry in response to precarious events in the world. Please see Penn's blog here to read how they have responded, and join us to hear them in person.

In his famous elegy for W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden says, “poetry makes nothing happen.” And he adds: “it survives, / A way of happening, a mouth.” 

Penn and Susan reflected on this in light of the current situation in Ukraine. McCaslin writes : “On Feb. 24, 2022, when the world woke to the shock of the catastrophic bombing of Ukraine, I asked myself and a few of my fellow poet friends how they would respond to Auden’s words, especially in these perilous times.”

We invite everyone to join us as we bring myriad poets together to read their reflections and poems. 

See the London Free Press article reproduced on Penn's blog here.

Poets in Response to Peril

Saturday April 2 2022

2:00 pm Eastern (room opens at 1:30 pm)

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