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Songs & Sonnets with Larry Beckett

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a live performance and Q&A.

Larry Beckett’s songs, sonnets, and madrigals center on marriage in our time; these poems trace love day-to-day, with music and intensity. The performance will be followed by a Q&A.

Bio:
Larry Beckett’s poetry has been published in Zyzzyva, Field, Salamander, the anthology Portland Lights from Nine Lights Press, and his first book, Songs and Sonnets from Rainy Day Women Press, was favorably reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle. Beat Poetry, a study of the San Francisco Renaissance, was put out by Beatdom Books. Three book-length poems have been published: Paul Bunyan by Smokestack Books, Wyatt Earp by Alternating Current Press, and Amelia Earhart by Finishing Line Press, with strong reviews in Zyzzyva. These texts were collected, with seven others, as an epic, American Cycle, published by Running Wild Press. The Book of Merlin, a translation, is out from Livingston Press, and Song to the Siren is forthcoming from Halbaffe Press. His work has been commended by Jonah Raskin, Jack Hirschman, David Meltzer, Tom Clark, Ann Charters, Paul Wilner, David Young, and U.S. Poet Laureates William Meredith, W. S. Merwin and Charles Wright.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/74908

Organizer

Deschutes Public Library
Phone
541-312-1032
Email
lizg@dpls.lib.or.us
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Venue

Downtown Bend Public Library
601 NW Wall St
Bend, 97703
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Phone
541-617-7050
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