Dancers and choreographers literally embody rhythm, sound, dynamics, breath, and phrasing—all essential elements of poetry. On May 19 Mary Moore Easter and Lillo Way will share stories from their careers as dancers and choreographers, and discuss how dance, music and theater have influenced the structure and style of their poems. Their Studium Generale presentation, "DANCING THE WORDS: A Conversation and Reading with Mary Moore Easter and Lillo Way", will be held at 12:30 pm in Peninsula College's Little Theater, and will also be streamed live on Zoom.
Easter is the author of Free Papers (2021), The Body of the World (Minnesota Book Award in Poetry Finalist, 2019); Walking from Origins; From the Flutes of Our Bones (2020). A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, Cave Canem Fellow, she is a veteran dancer/choreographer, and emerita professor of dance at Carleton College.
Lillo Way's poetry collection, Lend Me Your Wings, described by Ellen Bass as “rich in music and in imagination…a celebration and a joy”, was released in 2021 by Shanti Arts Publishing. Her chapbook, Dubious Moon, won the Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest. Her poems have won the E.E. Cummings Award and a Florida Review Editors’ Prize. Her writing has appeared in such journals as New Letters, Poet Lore, Tampa Review, Louisville Review, Poetry East, and in many anthologies. Way has received grants from the NEA, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for her choreographic work involving poetry.
Join in the presentation in the Little Theater or via Zoom at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/88082575506, Meeting ID: 880 8257 5506.
For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at firstname.lastname@example.org