The conversations that have erupted recently in the Ulysses study leave me (and others) spinning. We grapple and argue about the nature of truth, of art, of gender and words–and to put these conversations down into electronic strokes seems cheap. But a great work of literature with an energetic gathering of minds does just this: brings to the surface the power and possibility of language to illuminate our humanity.
15 April 3-4 PM Poetry Salon: Emily Dickinson at The Fields Beneath Cafe–all welcome.
26 April 5:30-10 PM Between the Acts Salon Intensive–register now to receive opening notes & start reading…
2 May 6-10:30 PM The Sound and the Fury Salon Intensive–register now to receive opening notes & start reading…
To accommodate participant requests, I have moved the Sound and Fury study ahead to give time to read–but do sign up now so you can recieve the opening notes. This is one of those books that teaches you to be a better reader–and a more aware human being.
Tomorrow, April 15th, The Fields Beneath Cafe is hosting the second Poetry Salon— a casual drop-in study from 3-4PM.
We will be considering two poems of Emily Dickinson whose work trips off the tongue but engages the soul. No preparation necessary; this is for poetry lovers and those who are unsure how to approach the stuff….next week, T.S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock: Let us go then.
Tell All The Truth
Tell all the truth but tell it slant,
Success in circuit lies,
Too bright for our infirm delight
The truth’s superb surprise;
As lightning to the children eased
With explanation kind,
The truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind.