10 April 2009

Dead Poets

Last night I listened to Langston Hughes sing and read his poetry

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go

Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow

I think my mom would appreciate that from the back of my memory, I was able to recite this poem along with Langston.

Richard Hugo House held their annual Dead Poets Society event for National Poetry Month, where Sylvia Plath, Charles Bukowski, Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot and Langston Hughes rose from the dead (in the carnation of other familiar poets) and read their work. It included much loved originals by these dead poets, some less familiar originals, and each set ended with the real alive poet reading their work in the likeness of the dead poet they immitated. We finally heard the lost hip-hop poem of T.S. Eliot!

Happy National Poetry Month!
(and i'll have info for another poetry event soon...)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Anna,

    Thanks for coming to Dead Poets. Glad you had a good time.

    Brian (Charles Bukowski)


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