Tough Poetry in Dark Times: Shelley, Melville, Brecht, Pope & Yeats
Life sucks. Da Fuk poetry gonna do about it. Maybe nothing, maybe something. Join us for this two hour Olio where we read difficulty poetry that asks some tough goddamn questions: Do we give up and die? Do we retreat into quietude and wait for the storm to pass? Do we surrender to easy pleasures? Do we fight back?
The last question we will take seriously, but we will take the others seriously as well. Poetry: our last bastion.Teacher: Geoff Klock
Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is an associate professor at BMCC-CUNY, where he teaches mostly comp, but sometimes film, and old school Brit Lit. 8 years of that. He is the author of three books, two about comic books and one about poetry. His new one will be about Hannibal Lector, the TV one.
Studio D, 976 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tickets: $10, includes coffee and bagels
Make it a weekend and join us at all three Olios for the discounted price $25. Includes a complimentary copy of OlioNote Vol 2.
Or sign up for individual events at the links below.
$20 – Friday at 7pm // The Secret Role of Zelda Fitzgerald
$15 – Saturday at 10pm // Art in the Age of Alternative Facts
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