As a part of our ongoing 2017 Writers Series, please join Partners Village Store and Kitchen as we welcome local poet Alan Powers to share his latest book, Parodies Lost – a compilation of parodies on twenty beloved poets throughout history. As Powers shares, “Why are poets expected to be sad-faced? This question begins my story-poem . . .” and in response he presents delightful parodies of twenty poets from Ashbery to Shakespeare and Zimmerman.
This is sure to be a unique and vibrant program, one that will likely end a bit differently from the ending of Parodies Lost, for, according to Powers, “This poem ends in a revolt. Its tone changes; I could not suppress the uprising of my own poem. The tone changes, the poem revolts.”
About the Author:
Alan Powers is originally from Springfield MA and has taught composition and Shakespeare at the college level in both Minnesota and Massachusetts. Powers has appeared in two poetry films, Keats and his Nightingale and A Loaded Gun. As a jazz trombonist, he wrote jazz tunes based on British and American birdsong, the subject of his book BirdTalk: Conversations with Birds. He has also written a biography and translations of Giordano Bruno titled Worlds of Giordano Bruno and Candelaio by Giordano Bruno, respectively.
Please call Partners Village Store at (508)636-2572 or email email@example.com for more information and to reserve your seat at this event.