Harvard Book Store, together with the Woodberry Poetry Room and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, is thrilled to welcome poet and translator ANNE CARSON for a reading and discussion of her latest work, Red Doc>.
From Anne Carson:
Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with changed names.
To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.
About the Massachusetts Poetry Festival:
The fifth Massachusetts Poetry Festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3-5, in historic Salem. The three-day event, which will bring more than 1,500 poets and poetry lovers of all ages to the city, will showcase a variety of extraordinary local and regional poets, and engage the public through poetry readings, interactive workshops, panel discussions, music, film and visual arts, and performances geared toward a diverse statewide audience.
Featured poets include: Steve Almond, Martín Espada, Nick Flynn, Erica Funkhouser, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Kevin Goodan, Terrance Hayes, Gail Mazur, Jill McDonough, John Murillo, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Arthur Sze, Yusef Komunyakaa, and many more! Visit masspoetry.org for more information.