Neruda as the greatest poet writing in the Spanish language during his lifetime, although many readers in the United States have found it difficult to disassociate Neruda’s poetry from his fervent commitment to communism. An added difficulty lies in the fact that Neruda’s poetry is very hard to translate; his works available in English represent only a small portion of his total output. Nonetheless, declared John Leonard in the New York Times, Neruda “was, I think, one of the great ones, a Whitman of the South.”
Hosted by Warren Longimire with guests David Escobar-Martin, Anne-Adele Wight and Tamara Oakman.
Everyone is invited to be in the audience but to read you must register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Pablo Neruda as the subject.
Admission: Free. Doors open at 5:30pm
When: Tuesday, June 7, 6:30pm
Where: PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.
This series is a co-production of Moonstone Poetry Center and PhillyCAM