Who Do You Love? Anne Sexton

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Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) Erica Jong, reviewing The Death Notebooks “She is an important poet not only because of her courage in dealing with previously forbidden subjects, but because she can make the language sing. Of what does [her] artistry consist? Not just of her skill in writing traditional poems… But by artistry, I mean something more subtle than the ability to write formal poems. I mean the artist’s sense of where her inspiration lies….”

Host: Elijah B Pringle, III express himself in the Visual, Performing and Written Arts. He was a lyric baritone, a composer, a dancer, choreographer and actor before dedicating himself mostly to the written art. His essays and poetry have appeared in numerous local and international poetry journals and anthologies.

Guests: Joanne Leva is the founder and Executive Director of the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL). Her first book entitled, Eve Would Know is forthcoming in February 2017. She has organized poetry readings at Headhouse Square for Earth Day, the Seven Arts Fest on South Street, the Theater of Living Arts (TLA), The Ambler Theater, Musehouse Literary Arts Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Lynn Levin’s newest books are the poetry collection Miss Plastique and Birds on the Kiswar Tree, a translation from the Spanish of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales. She is co-author of Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, and her poems, essays, short fiction, and translations have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cleaver, The Hopkins Review, The Smart Set, Young Adult Review Network, and other places.

John Timpane is Associate Editor of the Editorial Board of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has published poetry, fiction, essays, criticism, and four books: Writing Worth Reading (coauthored with Nancy H. Packer), It Could Be Verse, Poetry for Dummies (coauthored with Maureen Watts), and Usonia, NY: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (coauthored with Roland Reiseley).

Who Do You Love?

A live poetry talk show and cover open mic, broadcast live at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month. It is a discussion/presentation on the life and work of the month’s featured (LOVED) poet followed by audience members reading their favorite poem by the featured poet, and one of their own poems.

Admission: Free. Doors open at 5:30pm
When: Tuesday, November 1, 6:30pm
Where: PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

This series is a co-production of Moonstone Poetry Center and PhillyCAM