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Mark Nepo: The Medicine of Poetry

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: University at Albany, Campus Center, Multi Purpose Room 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206 Albany, NY 12206
  • Dates: March 6, 2019
  • Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    THE MEDICINE OF POETRY  Craft Talk on Poetry Wednesday, March 6 — 4:15 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition

    Mark Nepo remains in Albany another day to discuss his approach to poetry, and his recent collection, The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (2016). He writes, “This is the medicine of poetry: that through raw and honest reflection, we deepen our conversation with life. The purpose of poetry and expression is to make life real, to remove everything that gets in the way, and to help us live.” The collection received the Nautilus Book Award (“Better Books for a Better World”), and Spirituality & Practice named it one of the “Best Spirituality Books of 2016.”

    Cosponsored by the University at Albany Foundation and Alumni Association.