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UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration

2006-03-14 11:59:07

K'inal Winik Cultural Center, University Library, Poetry Center, and Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations co-sponsors

The CSU community and the Greater Cleveland community is invited to attend the UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration at Cleveland State University Library.

The first event, Poetry in Translation, will be held in the Library's 3rd Floor Special Collections room from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dr. Karen Kovacik, Director of Creative Writing, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, and alumna, Cleveland State University English Department is the keynote speaker who will present 'Casting Violets into a Crucible': The Art of Translating Three Contemporary Polish Women Poets.

Dr. Kovacik provides insights into the delicate, often treacherous process of bringing a poem from one language into another. She will read a selection of poems in English translation by three Polish women poets with whom she worked during her sabbatical year on a Fulbright Research Grant to Warsaw. A reception will follow the lecture.

Want to learn more about poetry? Register now for the World Poetry Workshops, which will be held in Rhodes Tower, room 401 from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Enjoy the panel discussion, World Poetry: An Introduction to Diverse Cultures and Poetic Forms, from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The panelists are Karen Kovacik (IUPUI), Robert Miltner (KSU), Joanne Cornelius (CSU), Guofang Yuan (CSU). Following from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. are the poetry workshops:

  • Responding to the Poetry of Eastern Europe: Karen Kovacik

  • Ghazal, an Ancient Persian Formal Poem: Robert Miltner

  • The Beat Poets and d.a. levy: Joanne Cornelius

  • Ancient and Modern Chinese Poetry: Guofang Yuan

Free Poetry Workshops
Registration Required
contact, 216-687-4797; fax 216-687-4650

Events are free and open to the public. They take place at the Cleveland State University Library in Rhodes Tower, located at 1822 East 22nd Street.

Parking: Metered street parking or handicapped-accessible parking in Visitor Lots ($5) at University Center (off E. 22nd St.) and Lot A (south side of Euclid near E. 24th St.)

Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 2006-03-14 11:59:07 by Lauren_Felder.

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