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Poems in Performance: A Cure for Poemphobia

Live Event
April 3: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

 

About the presenter

Image of Geof HewittGeof Hewitt has degrees from Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Iowa. Author of four books of poems and three books for teachers, he is Vermont’s reigning poetry slam champion, and regularly hosts slams throughout the state.

Details

Date:
April 3
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Rob Broder
Phone
802.482.2878
Email
rob@carpentercarse.org

Venue

Carpenter-Carse Library
69 Ballards Corner Rd.
Hinesburg, VT 05461 United States
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