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Matthew Zapruder: Why Poetry

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Hotel Sorrento (map) First Hill
Wed., Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. 2017

Free

If you're like anyone I've ever met in my life, you probably hate poetry because you feel like you don't "get it" or because you've dated a poet. If it's the latter, then you're lost forever to the genre and I can't blame you. But if it's the former, Matthew Zapruder is here to help with his new book, Why Poetry. The editor at large of Seattle's own Wave Books and the former poetry editor at the New York Times returns to the home country to knock back swill at the Sorrento and talk about how all your teachers taught you poetry wrong, and it's going to be a fun time. His readings on classics such as William Carlos Williams's red wheelbarrow enigma are inspiring and generative, as are his recommendations for new poets to check out. RICH SMITH

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Hotel Sorrento

900 Madison St, Seattle, WA

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