April 23, 2024
Robert Frost in 1937. Photograph credit score: Courtesy, Robert Frost Society

To rejoice the a hundred and fiftieth birthday of Robert Frost, certainly one of America’s most cherished poets, 10 of the highest poets from throughout the nation will seem in San Diego.

By Sunday on the San Diego Central Library and UC San Diego Park & Market, the free showcase consists of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Ok. Smith, Ruth Lilly Prize-winner Allison Joseph, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Bruce Weigl and San Diego poet laureate Jason Magabo Perez.

The poets will learn and focus on their work alongside Frost’s timeless works, together with classics like “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Night,” “Mending Wall,” and “The Highway Not Taken.” Frost was born March 26, 1874 and died in 1963.

The free public classes together with poetry workshops, lectures, and roundtable discussions.

“San Diego is honored to host this extraordinary gathering of poetic expertise,” mentioned Robert Bernard Hass, government director of the Robert Frost Society. “We invite you to hitch us in celebrating Robert Frost’s outstanding legacy and the transformative energy of poetry to unite folks from all walks of life.”

Different participating embody efficiency artist Karla Cordero, Poet’s Prize finalist David Yezzi, Ohio Poet Laureate Amit Majmudar, Cave Canem Award winner Ruth Ellen Kocher and Donald Justice Poetry Prize-winner Ryan Wilson.

Morning occasions, together with workshops and roundtables, will probably be held at UCSD’s Park and Market, whereas afternoon and night occasions, that includes keynote lectures and readings, will happen on the Central Library.