Poet Eamon Grennan Talks at the Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for Eamon Grennan was Monday May 18, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
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Featured review from Mary Haley
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This was a wonderful evening with Eamonn Grennan reading from other poets who had influenced him throughout his life. He also read from his own poetry. All of this was accompanied by his view of what a poem might mean. He was very witty and erudite and utterly delightful. Too bad that this was only a one-night affair.
Quotes & Highlights
- “To read him is to be led on a walk through the natural world of clover and cricket and, most of all, light, and to face with an open heart the complexity of being human." --Billy Collins on Eamon Grennan
<p>Eamon Grennan's volumes of poetry include What Light There Is & Other Poems, Wildly for Days, As If It Matters, So It Goes, Selected and New Poems, and Still Life with Waterfall. Grennan is a professor of English at Vassar College.</p>
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