Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Lucie Brock-Broido Reads from Her Book
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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This year's Emily Dickinson's Birthday Tribute was pure delight. I attend this annual gathering and each December I'm reminded just how much material can be gained by a close and personal appreciation of the "ED's" cloistered and bounded life. Dr. Brock-Broido share her perceptive insights with an appreciative crowd. I felt I was sitting amidst an extended family of poetry enthusiasts.
Lucie Brock-Broido, director of poetry in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, reads selections from her book The Master Letters, inspired by three mysterious, unsent letters written by Emily Dickinson and found after her death. Brock-Broido’s other volumes of poetry include _Trouble in Mind _and A Hunger. The post-reading reception features black cake made from Dickinson’s own recipe.
Co-sponsored with The Poetry Society of America.
Poetry Society of America Director Alice Quinn will introduce and moderate the conversation.
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