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If you find yourself feeling particularly ode-y or rhyme scheme-y this Thursday, we have an outlet to fulfill your poetry needs. On Thursday Sept 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maud Fife room in Wheeler, faculty poets will read their own work. Poets include CS Giscombe, Robert Hass, Lyn Hejinian, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, John Shoptaw, and Matthew Zapruder, the 2010 Holloway visiting poet.

It’s not def jam, and it’s not a poetry slam (any chance we’re poets and we don’t know it?). Instead it’s something better: a chance to see our very own professors performing their own work. There’s something intriguing about watching professors express themselves creatively–it reminds us that they’re just as human as we are (although, yes, smarter and more widely published).

At any rate, it’s sure to be fine food for intellectuals everywhere. We’re not sure if it’s the beret/snapping fingers kind of poetry event, but you never know. Worth going just to find out. For God’s sake, there will be actual poet-professors there! They’re the T-1000′s of English department hybrids!

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Faculty Reading: Presented by Holloway series in poetry [Berkeley English]



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