The Peabody Institute Library will be hosting a six week lecture series called “Get to know the Festival Poets!” which will run March 25th to April 29 and will be presented by poet Jennifer Jean. The following essay is the first in a six part series introducing Festival-goers to some of 2014’s featured readers: Phil Levine, Rhina Espaillat, Carol Ann Duffy, Li-Young Li, Susan Rich, and Cornelius Eady.
The Mass Poetry Festival has an abundance of excellent poets coming to read this year in May. I’m honestly very excited! For past festivals, I’ve found it helpful to acquaint myself with a readers’ work prior to their event so that I’m listening to them in context.
To begin—I’m getting to know Philip Levine. [Read more...]