Stanley Plumly on John Keats TUE, MAR 19, 2013, 7:30 PM Benaroya Hall \ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall Co-Presented by Poetry Northwest
Tickets for tonight's talk will be available at the Box Office table at the top of the stairs to the Benaroya Recital Hall at 6pm with cash, check, or charge. Tickets for all seating levels will be available.
John Keats will make a special appearance in the Poetry Series through the ruminations of poet and scholar Stanley Plumly, the author of Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography (2009), which was named a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book and a Washington Post Best of 2008. Plumly will read from his own work the following night at ACT Theatre. Plumly is also the author of ten books of poetry, including Orphan Hours. He has been nominated for a National Book Award, and teaches at the University of Maryland.
David Biespiel will open for Plumly in a special appearance at the ACT Theatre on March 20. Biespiel is the author of four collections of poems, most recently The Book of Men and Women. His next book, Charming Gardeners, is due out later this year. In 2005, he revived Poetry Northwest and served as editor until 2010. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship, and writes the Poetry Wire column for The Rumpus. He is currently the president of the Attic Institute in Portland.