Sunday, September 16, 2007

Of Ourselves and Of Our Origins

Miss Prothero's is proud to host a reading this Sunday (the 23rd) by poet Robert Cooperman and novelist Teague Bohlen. The reading begins at 4 p.m. Like the woman in Wallace Stevens's The Idea of Order at Key West, Bohlen and Cooperman speak directly to the problem of us and our origins, of our need for meaning and a moral center. Cooperman often finds his material in the folk songs and folk tales of the wronged and dispossessed. (The Grateful Dead and The Long Black Veil are two examples.) Bohlen's novel, The Pull of the Earth, examines the secrets of one family and the muddy, poisoned ground on which they chose to live...and what human ground isn't a little muddy and poisoned? It's going to be a good reading. I hope to see you there.

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