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Poems in Performance: A Cure for Poemphobia
January 10, 2019
Chelsea Town Hall
In the past fifty years, a magical loosening of “poetry” has opened doors for reluctant readers, and the performance of poems in “poetry slams” has attracted new audiences. The assumption of sing-song or anticipation of hidden metaphors no longer applies. In this informal talk, slam poet Geof Hewitt will offer poems that defy stereotype, and discuss strategies for finding more.