F310. To Bring Song to the World: Three Poets on Art and Inspiration, Sponsored by Blue Flower Arts

Concourse Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Friday, April 1, 2016
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Whether it be a film, a painting, a song, a photograph, or something else, art in all forms is a powerful force of cross-pollination for writers, and especially for poets, who engage intellectually and emotionally with art and artists across time and disciplines. Each of these four poets’ individual cultural references provides a juxtaposition of images and techniques that create illuminating renderings of place and history within the landscape of language.



Alison Granucci is the owner and president of Blue Flower Arts, a Literary Speakers Agency in Millbrook, NY. She represents internationally acclaimed poets, authors, and documentary filmmakers for lectures, readings, and appearances. She was coproducer on the film Poetry of Resilience.

W.S. Di Piero is the author of eleven books of poetry, and is the winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. He has written for periodicals including the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and the New Republic. Di Piero has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA grant, and a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award.

Linda Gregerson is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Prodigal, and two books of criticism. Among her honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and the Kingsley Tufts Award. She is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan.

Juan Felipe Herrera recently served as Poet Laureate of California. Since 1970, he merges the arts, culture, community, writing, and experimental approaches for all learners of all ages in diverse settings. With thirty books in various genres, he has won many national awards.


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