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Poetry Unbound #31 – Reading Series at Art House Gallery in Berkeley – May 1, 2016

When: Sun., May 1, 5-8 p.m. 2016
Phone: 510-654-6495
Price: $5 to $10 suggested donation
Rebecca Foust David Shaddock John Oliver Simon This will be a sonnet festival! You will hear why sonnets have been around for hundreds of years, not as puzzles but as windows to our lives, our wisdom, our joy, our pain. Becky Foust’s sly, deep riffs on Paradise Drive skewer the seven sins of haute suburbia, while Simon says he passed onto Shaddock the secrets of the unrhyme-schemed, hendecasyllabic fourteen-liner. These are practitioners of the post-modern sonnet. Come find out how the asymmetrical box that Petrarch sang to himself in the 14th century has transformed our poetics! And maybe our lives.


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