Hello Again, Pittsburgh!
It’s that time of year again —the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series is back! First up on the roster is the poet and Pittsburgh native, Lucie Brock-Broido.
Lucie Brock-Broido is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as awards from the American Poetry Review and the Academy of American Arts and Letters.
In an interview with Carol Maso for BOMB magazine in 1995, she says that her “theory is that a poem is troubled into its making. It’s not a thing that blooms; it’s a thing that wounds.” Lucie’s theory is apparent in Stay, Illusion, a volume of poems that Brock-Broido released in 2013.
Below is a reading from “Stay, Illusion.”
Please join us for our first reading of the 2014/15 season with Lucie Brock-Broido on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8:30pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
She keeps repeating herself. She keeps quoting country songs no one knows. She makes these technology references like Bluetooth and reference to things like streets and boulevards and maps and city planning like she has gone into a trance and come back as a global positioning system. But the streets are sexual because they are a place for display and Bluetooth is sexual because it allows people and their machines to hook up to one another. Don’t you understand anything? This is a poem about sex / this is a poem about work / this is a poem about information and the hollowed life.
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Please join us for a joint reading by Anne Boyer and Dana Ward this Thursday, April 10 at 830pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.
Poets Anne Boyer and Dana Ward read this Thursday, April 10 at 8:30pm at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Please join us!
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Dana Ward will be reading along with Anne Boyer at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on April 10. A very exciting event for us here at PCWS! As always, this event is free and open to the public.