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May 2014

Bagley Wright Lecture Series:
Joshua Beckman at ACT

May 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Poet, editor, and translator Joshua Beckman is the spring 2014 lecturer in this new series.

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March 2015

Seattle Arts & Lectures
Poetry Series:
A Lecture by Timothy Donnelly

March 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Each year the SAL Poetry Series includes at least one Bagley Wright Lecture on Poetry. This year we’re fortunate to be able to hear two of them — the first given this evening by Timothy Donnelly and the second by Terrance Hayes on May 5th. Mr. Donnelly’s lecture is intriguingly titled “The Lip of the Flamingo: Poetry and the Misuse of Language.” His most recent poetry collection, The Cloud Corporation, received the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. You’ll find that…

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May 2015

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents
A Lecture by Terrance Hayes

May 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

The Bagley Wright Lecture Series continues with a presentation by poet, professor, and visual artist Terrance Hayes, whose most recent volume is How to be Drawn. We’ll have that book and others by this compelling writer at our booktable at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Learn more about the event here.

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February 2016

From Haiku to Collage: A Body-Based Poetics, presented by Judy Halebsky at the Hugo House

February 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Judy Halebsky presents From Haiku to Collage: A Body-Based Poetics, a piece commissioned by the Bagley Wright Lecture Series.

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May 2017

[Offsite] Bagley Wright Lecture Series: Matthew Rohrer

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event takes place at The Fireside Room at the Hotel Sorrento and is free to the public. Matthew Rohrer will give a short lecture, entitled “Poetry Is Not a Symbol,” followed by a dramatic performance from Rohrer’s forthcoming book, The Others (Wave Books), featuring guest readers Joshua Beckman and Rachel Kessler. The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry is a nonprofit that provides leading poets with the opportunity to explore in-depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry…

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October 2017

[Offsite] Don Mee Choi: Translation Is a Mode=Translation Is an Anti-Neocolonial Mode: A Bagley Wright Lecture

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event takes place at the Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento (900 Madison Street) Presented in partnership with The Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry Acclaimed poet Don Mee Choi will discuss Walter Benjamin’s bread, Korean cornbread, warships, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence, and Kim Hyesoon’s mirrors in her exploration of translation. Don Mee Choi is a poet and author of the collections Hardly War (Wave Books) and The Morning News Is Exciting (Action Books) as well as numerous works in translation. She has received a Whiting…

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