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How (Not) to Read Poetry

Thursday, March 14, 2019,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Reading your work is an expectation of authors — but have you ever attended a reading that left you yawning or worse, beginning to think that you don’t like poetry after all? Oral performance is the foundation of poetry’s origins and presentation. This special event, part of the Hermitage North @ New College series, will highlight what makes a good reading. Poet Natasha Sajé will show video clips of poets reading their poems (reading badly, reading well), and share her insights on the art of reading poetry well.

Audience members are encouraged to bring a poem to read out loud! (students–bring your own if you like).

Admission is free, but we ask that reservations be made online at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. just to keep count of how many we are expecting!

Natasha Sajé is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she also curates the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks Poetry Series. In addition, Sajé is a member of the poetry faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing Program. She is the author of three books of poems, a book of poetry criticism, and many essays. Her work has been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, and the Utah Book Award.

Funding for this event is made possible, in part, through a multi-year grant to New College of Florida from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Thursday, March 14, 2019,
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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