Friday, April 1, 2011

TCU Humanities Symposium with Kevin Prufer

More than 600 people had requested tickets to attend a poetry reading featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Curt Rode, TCU English instructor and event coordinator said..."It's going to be quite a huge event…Which is pretty substantial for a poetry reading," Rode said.
The event also features the editor of Poetry Magazine, Christian Wiman, three current or former Texas Poet Laureates, Alan Birkelbach, Paul Ruffin and Karla Morton, and award winning poets Kevin Prufer, Sandra Beasley, Arthur Smith and Ada Limon.

At the symposium, the professional poets would read their work and talk about the contemporary state of poetry. Rode said he hoped those who attend the event would see the human face behind the poets and their work.

"We're trying to show people that poetry is alive and well, it's not something that should just be left in the classroom," he said. "Real people talk about their real experiences in accessible ways through poetry."