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Sunday, May 7 • 10:15am - 11:15am
The Family Business: A Father and Daughter Talk Ecopoetics, Triggering Towns, and Midwest vs. Coasts

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David Young has always looked to the natural world as both location for his poetry, and as a way to speak to other poets he has translated, such as Tu Fu and Pablo Neruda, or contemporaries such as Charles Wright. His daughter Margaret studied poetry and bioregionalism at U.C. Davis, and her writing has also been rooted in place and nature. While the elder Young remained in the Oberlin, Ohio of his long career, years of living in small towns and cities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, and Massachusetts have made the younger Young take a different spin on the family business. In this unprecedented dialogue between generations, each poet will use several of the other’s works to lead a discussion of what it means to be a poet of place in the anthropocene.

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Margaret Young

Margaret Young is the author of Willow from the Willow (Cleveland State University Poetry Center), Almond Town (Bright Hill Press), and Blight Summer (Finishing Line Press). Her translation of Sergio Inestrosa’s A la Sombra de un Haiku was published by Obsidiana Press, and a second... Read More →

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David Young

David Young is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Field of Light and Shadow (Knopf, 2010). His memoir/cookbook is Seasoning (Ohio State. 200), with chapters and recipes for each month of the year. He is also known for his writings on Shakespeare and his translations... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
PEM Create Space 1 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970