With October beginning tomorrow comes crunchy leaves, Halloween and the Contemporary Poetry
Lecture Series with Stephen Collins, a revered teacher and performer. The lecture series will be held
at Waterstone at Wellesley every Monday in October (Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26) at 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary poetry is alive and well, and while many are quite familiar with the work of poets from the early 19th to mid-20th century, there is less familiarity with post-1950s poetry. With his contemporary poetry lectures, Collins will provide a fascinating glimpse into the contemporary poetry world through discussions of the work of popular poets writing throughout the last several decades, including Mary Oliver, Richard Wilbur, Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall and Robert Hass—some of whom are still alive and writing today.
Collins earned a degree in Literature from UMass Boston. He teaches seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost and Contemporary Poetry all over the country and is known for his innovative teaching style, which has been described as a cross between lecture and performance. Since the late 1990s, Collins has also earned much critical acclaim as a performer. He is the author of eight one-man shows, which he regularly performs at venues around the state.
We hope to see you at these lectures throughout the month!
Contemporary Poetry Lecture Series: First Installment
Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
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