A charming venue in the hills of the southern Berkshires.

The historic Sandisfield Arts Center is home to a vibrant selection of performances, exhibits and workshops.


Date: 11th Jun 2016 04:00 PM

Price: $10.00

An Appreciation of Poetry with Val Coleman


Join Sandisfield poet and scholar Val Coleman for a lively tour through the history of poetry as it has evolved along with our human species, from the development of the hyoid bone (enabling speech and song) to the ancient epic of Gilgamesh and ending somewhere in the weeds of rap. Along the way, you’ll meet the likes of Shelley and Dickinson, TS Eliot and Jeffers, George Herbert and Amiri Baraka. We'll even talk about metrics and rhyme and we'll hear the echo of poetry in the affairs of history.

Sandisfield Arts Center

Our programs are supported, in part, by grants from the Sandisfield Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, New Marlborough Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council,the Monterey Cultural Council.

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