“Beat Poets, not beat poets”   Leave a comment

After waking each day and before exercising and going out for a walk or hike, I listen and read about our day. Sometimes the happenings you least expect garnered my attention.  This coming week is the 37th Miami Book Fair; the nation’s largest literary gathering is being presented online for the first time featuring more than 300 authors. One of the authors will be Robert Hass in a conversation with Campbell Mcgrath on his new book of poems, “Summer Snow.” I first listen to and read his poetry when he and his wife, Brenda Hillman, presented in March 1996 at the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council, Writers in Performance Series.
This is a Reblog from November 20, 2011. Also, Robert Hass reads for UC Berkeley Lunch Poems on 2/6/2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BizwPFRWmB0 — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Visitors to this blog site know that I often use the title-lead, “Capturing the Moment.” I also use the title-lead, “Capturing the Word,” but have been neglectful in using this lead-in of late. Last July 9th, I posted, “Capturing the Word — Robert Hass.” For the most part, the “Capture the Word” series was my way of featuring writers presented at the “Writers In Performance” series, at Lone Star College – Montgomery, over the years. The series, started by my friend Dave Parsons (Texas State Poet Laureate, 2011) and under the guidance of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council (MCLAC), has attracted many outstanding writers, including Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Hass and his wife, Brenda Hillman. They appeared in the early days of the series, March 10, 1996, only three years after the series began. (The series is still going…

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Posted November 15, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

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