Second Sunday: Who Wrote the Book of Love?
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 1/25/2010
What’s your take on The Grand Passion? The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present a very Valentine’s Second Sunday. February’s theme will be love, and the program will take place on Sunday, February 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library
. Open mic will follow.
From Shakespeare’s “How do I love thee” to Lucille Clifton’s “Hips” to Philip Memmer’s “What He’ll Do If She Leaves”, a thousand poets heave taken to pen and paper—sometimes with passion, sometimes with exasperation or regret, sometimes all three at once!—to take on the subject of love.
Local poetry groups the Skyhooks (mostly women) and the High Desert Poetry Cell (men) will alternately light up the pages of famous and infamous poet’s words on love, reading both from their own work and across centuries and cultures to explore the wit and wonder of falling in—and out—of love.
Then—it’s your turn. Please bring a favorite love poem (your own or another poet’s) to share at the open mic that follows the group readings. Following the reading, there will be a box of chocolates that awaits the luck winner of the Book of Love raffle.