Reading at Dead Poets Reading Series

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jul 03 2012

Rob Taylor, Diane Tucker, Christopher Levenson, and Sandy Shreve are the team behind the Dead Poets Reading Series. It was recently resurrected and has be going strong since. I will have the pleasure to read at the upcoming event this Sunday July 8th and introduce WisÅ‚awa Szymborska. Below are the details and look at that line up. Don’t miss it. Hope to see you there.
July 8, 2012, 3pm-5pm

  • Read at The Dead Poets Reading Series. The poet I will be presenting is WisÅ‚awa Szymborska.
    Project Space, 222 Georgia St., Vancouver. Here is the line up:
    We’re also pleased to report that the lineup for our July 8th reading is set:

    Ted Hughes (1930 – 1998), read by Kate Braid
    Octavio Paz (1914 – 1998), read by George McWhirter
    WisÅ‚awa Szymborska (1923 – 2012), read by Daniela Elza
    Alden Nowlan (1933 – 1983), read by Ken Klonksy
    Bronwen Wallace (1945 – 1989), read by Hal Wake

“I prefer the absurdity of writing poems to the absurdity of not writing poems.” – WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

“nothing can ever happen twice/in consequence, the sorry fact is/that we arrive here improvised/and leave without the chance to practice.” – WisÅ‚awa Szymborska

“whatever we might think of this measureless theater to which we’ve got reserved tickets, but tickets whose lifespan is laughably short, bounded as it is by two arbitrary dates; whatever else we might think of this world – it is astonishing.” – WisÅ‚awa Szymborska, from her 1996 Nobel Lecture

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