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Beat Beginnings - From the Thief to the Romantics

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/23/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:45 PM
Description:
 Bruce Isaacson, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Clark County, will lead a discussion on the Beat poetry movement of the 1950s & ‘60s. Arguably the last movement of the arts to broadly impact western society, the Beats reinvented poetry to suit the modern experience. How did a movement in poetry end up at the heart of so many new ways of thinking? Bring your ideas and your glasses for reading and lively discussion!

Francois Villon might be considered the first Beat or ‘alternative’ poet. The English Romantics were themselves a key influence in what is known today as Beat Poetry, and we’ll talk about Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, Keats and the endless enigma of William Blake.

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Library: Paseo Verde Library    Libraries Map
Location: Conference Room
Other Information:
 Please Register. Class size is limited.
Presenter: Poet Laureate of Clark County Bruce Isaacson
Status: Closed


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