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Cultural Conversations | Celebration of Poetry

Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Court House Cultural Center

A Civil Tongue: Poetry and the Common Good

In celebration of National Poetry Month Cultural Conversations will feature Roderick Hofer, PhD. Dr. Hofer who will discuss some ways in which poetry can and cannot refine public discourse, and using brief poems by Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Louise Gl├╝ck to support his judgments.

Roderick Hofer, Ph.D. earned his B.A. from Pace College in New York City and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. His dissertation is on the poetry of W.H. Auden. He has taught at several universities and colleges, retiring from Indian River State College in 2017 after teaching there for twenty-seven years. He is a published poet and literary critic, having written most recently on the value of a liberal arts curriculum, a value he clarified by a review of the conventions of drama.

Cultural Conversations represents our many efforts to engage the community in all things artistic with a goal to inspire greater participation in and a passion for the arts in our community. Through our Cultural Conversations, we intend to provide interesting and evocative dialogue designed around P.L.A.C.E. (people, land, arts, culture and engagement).

Tickets: $15/person. Member benefits include tickets at the $125 level and above.

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