Join The Poets Corner for Reading Rilke, inspirational and educational event, on Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Mark S. Burrows returns to The Poets Corner this October alongside host of the podcast Poetry Unbound, Pádraig Ó Tuama.
Burrows , a Rilke translator, poet and scholar of historical theology, will lead a conversation with American poet Laura Reece Hogan, Australian writer Stephanie Dowrick, and Irish poet Pádraig Ó Tuama. Each will read and talk about poems that have influenced their lives and work, probing what Rilke called “words ripening in the silences.”
Burrows moved to Camden in 2020 after teaching at a German university. His recent collection of poems is The Chance of Home (2018), and his forthcoming books on Rilke include Living the Questions with Rainer Maria Rilke (co-authored with Stephanie Dowrick) and Heartwork and the Art of Living, as well as a new translation of Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus.
Pádraig Ó Tuama’s work as a poet, journalist, and theologian centers around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. He is a compelling poet and skilled speaker, teacher and group worker. He hosts the podcast “Poetry Unbound” in Krista Tippett’s “On Being Studios,” bringing art and culture into public and civic life.
Stephanie Dowrick is a New Zealand-born writer whose work has taken her to six countries. She has published two novels with Viking/Penguin, including Tasting Salt which was a #1 bestseller in the same year as her Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love and Intimacy & Solitude. Her book on Rilke, In the Company of Rilke, established her as a leading reader of Rilke’s writings, according to Poets Corner, in a news release. She is a committed peace and social activist, writing mainly for the Australian media.
Laura Reece Hogan is the author of Litany of Flights and winner of the Paraclete Poetry Prize, the chapbook O Garden-Dweller, and the nonfiction spiritual theology book I Live, No Longer. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Spiritus, America, First Things, The Christian Century, Anglican Theological Review, EcoTheo Review and other publications.
To register Zoom event and for more information: www.ThePoetsCorner.org/events
The Poets Corner is a platform created to foster community among writers and readers of poetry and short prose. Founded by former Maine Media Workshops + College president Meg Weston and author/writing coach Kathrin Seitz, The Poets Corner is based in Midcoast Maine, and hosts virtual readings on the second or third Sunday of each month.