Reading and book signing with Kirun Kapur.
Kirun Kapur and January Gill O'Neill read from their new collections.
Event details can be found on the Porter Square Books website.
Wild Nights, Wild Women: the Legacy of Emily Dickinson for 21st Century Women Writers. Reading and discussion with Jennifer Jean, Jennifer Martelli and Kirun Kapur.
Panelists: January Gill O’Neil, Jennifer Jean, Kirun Kapur
What role can poetry play in recovering and preserving voices that have been swallowed by the past or made invisible in the present? Voices from history, voices from vulnerable populations—the forgotten, the abused, the enslaved, the neglected. How can we render them alive in our poetry and what are the ethical considerations in doing so? Who has the right to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves? What part should factual, secondary source material play? Where is the line between empathy and appropriation? Three poets read and discuss their process and practice.
See the schedule for the New Hampshire Poetry Festival here.
As part of the launch of Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot, Kirun Kapur joins author Mark Vanhoenacker in a converation about his book and the poetry of flight.
For more information, check out the event listing here.
Join Kirun Kapur, Alfred Nicol and Kevin Petersen in celebration of Poetry! Alfred and Kirun will read from their work, and Kevin, a Professor of English at UMass Lowell, will present a sonnet.
Good poems tell the truth. As poets, we dig deep to create an honest, authentic experience on the page, but what happens when telling the truth hurts or exposes family members or loved ones? What happens when our version of events differs from the memories of others? Should we ask permission? Are there boundaries and responsibilities or are we always free to tell our own truth as we see it? Six poets read and discuss their own practices. Join us for a conversation about how private experience is transformed into public art.
More Info at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival website.