Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets who invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude and profound anxiety.
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love"
"Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write"
"Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always"
Host: Warren Longmire
Guest: Cynthia Dewi Oka
Guest: Harry Reichner
Everyone is invited to be in the audience but to read you must register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Rainer Maria Rilke as the subject.
Admission: Free. Doors open at 5:30pm
When: Tuesday, November 1, 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