CityViews 4/25/12: Utah’s Poet Laureate/”Low Lives 4″

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Katharine Coles finds her muse in science, literature, landscapes, art galleries, even dogs. Her poems – praised for their clarity, inquiry and structure – have earned her dozens of honors, from Utah Poet Laureate to, most recently, a Guggenheim award. On Wednesday, Coles joins us to talk about the power of poetry to inspire and connect.

Guest:

  • Katharine Coles, professor of English, University of Utah

Dr. Katharine Coles will participate in the Favorite Poem Project, an evening of poetry readings, on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m., City Library Auditorium. The culmination of National Poetry Month, the event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the City Library, Utah Humanities Council and Writers at Work.

 

 

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Performance art meets globalization. That’s one way to describe “Low Lives 4,” a two-day festival of live performance-based artworks from around the world transmitted live on the Web. On Wednesday, curator Jorge Rojas and Michelle Ellsworth, a participating artist who will be performing live at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, will talk about the international art event.

Guests:

  • Jorge Rojas, curator
  • Michelle Ellsworth, performance artist

UMFA hosts “Low Lives 4” curator Jorge Rojas on Friday, April 27, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, 1 to 4 p.m. as he conducts the event. Michelle Ellsworth will perform two live “performance sculptures” at UMFA on Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. More information at www.umfa.utah.edu.

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