Innisfree This Week:
Tuesday April 22 at 7PM: Weekly Open Poetry Reading hosted by Asa Lott.
Wednesday April 23rd at 7PM: William Shakespeare’s Birthday
Shakespeareâ€™s Birthday Celebration!
In honor of Shakespeareâ€™s birthday, members of the Shakespeare Oratorio Society will present Venus and Mars, an exploration of the complicated and ever-changing relationships between women and men as seen in Shakepeareâ€™s plays. From Jessica and Lorenzo (The Merchant of Venice) to Antony and Cleopatra, from Doll Tearsheet (Henry IV) and Dromio (Comedy of Errors) to Desdemona (Othello) and Berowne (Loveâ€™s Labourâ€™s Lost), the four actors (two of each gender!) will cover a range of characters: young and old, peasants and nobles. We use the oratorio style of holding the text in our hands, which emphasizes and focuses attention on the words of the bard.
Thursday April 24 at 7PM: Sam Truitt
Sam Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He has studied and holds degrees from Kenyon College, Brown University, and the State University of New York. He is the author of five books of poetry – including Dick: A Vertical Elegy (Lunar Chandelier, forthcoming 2014) – and been the recipient of the 2010 Howard Fellowship, two Fund for Poetry grants and the 2002 Contemporary Poetry Award from the University of Georgia. His works in digital language arts include â€śtransverse,â€ť â€śshaft/state state/shaft,â€ť â€śDaysâ€ť and â€śDick: An Oblique Kennedy Conspiracy Countdown,â€ť an audio-visual interpretation of Dick. Sam Truitt has worked as a stagehand, audio technician, private investigator, carpenter, teacher and is currently a guest lecturer at Bard College and the Executive Director of Station Hill of Barrytown in the Hudson Valley, where he lives with his wife and daughters. For more, including links to works:
Friday April 25th at 7PM: â€śOn Translating Russian Poetry: the Early Poems of Lev Loseff,â€ť A Conversation Between Julia Gerhard and Henry Pickfordâ€ť
Julia Gerhard is a first year Ph.D. student at the department of Comparative Literature at CU Boulder. She specializes in Soviet and contemporary Russian literature, particularly postmodern dystopian fiction. She was born and raised in Russia, and before moving to the United States in 2005, attended Voronezh State University in Russia, where she studied Russian literature and English.
Henry Pickford is Assistant Professor of German at CU Boulder. He is the translator of Selected Early Poems of Lev Loseff (Spuyten Duyvil Press) and Critical Models by T. W. Adorno (Columbia Univ. Press), and the author of The Sense of Semblance (Fordham Univ. Press/Oxford Univ. Press), In Defense of Intuitions (Palgrave Macmillan), and Thinking with Tolstoy (under consideration at Northwestern Univ. Press).
Sunday April 27th at 3PM: Walkabout Journal Release Party
Walkabout is an entirely student run publication that showcases the best of undergraduate creative arts from CU Boulder. We accept submission of poetry, fiction, and visual arts every fall and publish our journal in the spring.