Headed to AWP: Boston? Join Jennifer Barber, Fred Marchant, George Kalogeris, David Ferry, and Kristen Bulger for their panel, "Odes, Palms, and Praise Songs: A Living Tradition":
What sort of ode will speak to the needs of our times? What kind of psalms can we sing? Can we honestly praise the way we live now? The poets in this reading are teachers in the Creative Writing Program at Suffolk University in Boston. Their poetry has often been inspired by Classical odes, Biblical psalms, or other praise-songs from the tradition. Their readings will show many ways in which these ancient genres can be made relevant and new. A discussion period moderated by Fred Marchant will follow the reading.