|The Pleasures of Poetry for all ages|
|Event Type: Education Program|
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
The Pleasures of Poetry for all AgesLibrary: Lower Township Library
The Cape May County Library welcomes the public to a series on poetry that is part readings, part lecture, and part workshop presented by Jack Walters. “The Pleasures of Poetry for all Ages” will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning January 6, 2011 at the Lower Branch Library 2600 Bayshore Rd Villas, NJ. The works of two guest authors will be presented during this special program on January 16th.
“The Pleasures of Poetry for all Ages” will emphasize the simple enjoyment that can be derived from reading excerpts from the work of great poets of our language. The poems will be drawn mainly from the Norton collection. Class talk and participation are welcomed and encouraged, and those who would like to share their own poetry are also welcomed.
Jack Walters is a retired journalist who began his career as a copyboy on The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1930s and subsequently became the first overseas reporter for Armed Forces Radio during WWII, a CBS correspondent during the Murrow years, bureau chief for Radio Free Europe and The Stars and Stripes, a stringer for AP, a reporter for NBC’s “Monitor,” an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC’s “Eyewitness News,” and a teacher of journalism for the University of Minnesota, Brooklyn College, and The New School University. He lives in North Cape May, New Jersey.
Author Diane Hamilton will be at the class on the 13th of January to present her new book “Lizard Licking, Donegal & Other Poems”. In 2000, Diane spent a month in County Donegal, where her father's cousins still live on the land where he was raised. Diane has wanted to be poet since she was five years old, when her father told her that poets were revered in Ireland and considered important members of society. Diane (Devennie) Hamilton was born in Philadelphia; she is a first-generation Irish-American whose father came to the U.S. from County Donegal. For 10 years she worked in an oil refinery in Philadelphia and later moved to New York City where she attended New York University and received a BFA in Film and TV in 1988. She subsequently received an MA in Public Librarianship from Rowan University and is currently Assistant Director of the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, N.J.
Yuyutsu Sharma will be the second author. Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He has published eight poetry collections including, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and Annapurna Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2008),. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry. His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.
The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010) and completed his first novel.
Currently, he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
For more information please call 886-8999 or visit www.cmclibrary.org
Location: Joseph Millman Room
Presenter: Jack Walters