The University of Kansas Libraries
KU Libraries Celebrate National Poetry Month with two special events on April 30
Watson Library Third Floor West
Thursday, April 30
Favorite Poem Open Mic, 4 to 5 p.m.
Have a favorite poem? Come share it at the Favorite Poem Open Mic! Sign-up starts at 3:30 p.m.; the reading will begin at 4.
Lecture by Julie Buchsbaum, "The Never-Ending Meditation: Wallace Stevens and Pragmatic Theories of Truth," 6 to 7 p.m.
Want to learn more about poetry? That same evening, poet and librarian Julie Buchsbaum will give a lecture on American modernist poet Wallace Stevens, “The Never-Ending Meditation: Wallace Stevens and Pragmatic Theories of Truth,” in which she will explore Wallace Stevens’ long poem “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven” through the lens of American Pragmatist epistemology.
Julie Buchsbaum is the author of the poetry collections Slowly, Slowly, Horses (Ausable Press, 2001) and A Little Night Comes (Del Sol Press, 2005). She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD in English from the University of Missouri.
Light refreshments will be served between the events, from 5 to 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public; RSVP by April 23 to Courtney Foat (firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-864-0970).
RSVP by Feb. 2 to Courtney Foat, email@example.com or 785-864-0970.