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Poetry And Conversation With Kyle Dargan

Dargan reads "Men Die Miserably for Lack" and "I'll See It When I Believe It," and he discusses the communicative possibilities of poetry.

Note: the audio for this show will be available on June 23, 2013

Norman, a 55th Security Forces Squadron military working dog.

Photo: U.S. Air Force Photo by Josh Plueger (wikipedia)

"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news." -John B. Bogart

“The news will tell you what happened in history. Poetry and literature and art will tell you what it was like to live as a human being during different times in history. We, and our progeny, need both. One awakens us, the other helps us dream. Absent of both, our lives can become a dumb slumber.”

Kyle Dargan is the author of three collections of poetry, Logorrhea Dementia (2010), Bouquet of Hungers (2007) and The Listening (2003). For his work, he has received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Dargan has partnered with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to produce poetry programming at the White House and Library of Congress. He is currently an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at American University and the founder and editor of POST NO ILLS magazine.

Links

Kyle Dargan Discussing Gwendolyn Brooks at Library of Congress

Goodreads Author Site

Dargan’s books at The University of Georgia Press

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