SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 AT 7PM
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Our gathering, which features poet Tino Villanueva, reading from his Grolier Poetry Press book So Spoke Penelope, is a night that honors our legacy of bringing poets and those who love poetry together, so as to explore ideas and experience the power of poetry’s unifying voice to connect us ever more deeply. So Spoke Penelope has been translated into Spanish and Italian, with Greek and French translations underway. Maria Azucena Lopez Cobo will read excerpts from the Spanish translation. Livia Meneghin of I AM Books will read excerpts from the Italian translation.
A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW with Italian and Spanish food, Prosecco and fine wines, and dessert.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS EARLY: https://conta.cc/2QWiCAs
About So Spoke Penelope
“…For what we have in So Spoke Penelope is a work many years in the making, a work indicative of a hard-won recognition on the poet’s part, (as Werner Sollors has put it) that ‘the whole range of human experience is contained in Penelope at Ithaca’ …With wisdom and an adept style, Villanueva has managed in this work to negotiate his way through the many polarities that bedevil us–– male vs. female, West vs. non-West, old times vs. new times.”
-Ifeanyi Menkiti, Editor, Grolier Poetry Series & Director, The Grolier Poetry Foundation and Forums Trust
An Evening to Honor the History and the Legacy of the Grolier
Take a step off Plympton Street, walk through the doors of our Book Shop, and
into the rich cultural world of the Grolier. The Grolier has been a home to poets and those who love poetry for almost a century. The walls of the Grolier are lined with photographs of our friends, and of poets who have read with us when we first opened in 1927, through the present. The legacy of all the poets who have read here is palpable–the Grolier is a magical place, a place where poets past and present meet.
Join us–celebrate our legacy–and support us as we move from our 90th into our 100th year…and beyond.
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