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A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry

Event Description

As children we are enchanted by the story, humor, absurdity, and rhyming cadence of nursery rhymes. But as we get older, too often our appreciation for poems dissolves as we struggle to deconstruct their meaning line by line. As a result, many come to believe that poetry is inaccessible and too much like hard work.

Drawing on diverse poets, including the rich contribution of Washington
State’s poets, poet and performer Judith Adams takes us on a journey to rediscover the music, power, humor, and strength of poetry, showing how it can radically enhance, change, and even save our lives. She’ll also discuss the joy of reciting poetry by heart, listen to audience members’ experience with poetry, and lead exercises to fire up the poet in all of us.

  • When
  • November 1, 2018
    6:00 pm
  • Where
  • Tacoma Art Museum
    1701 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
  • Who
  • Judith Adams
  • Host
  • Tacoma Art Museum
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