Poet and librarian Sarah Kortemeier leads a Shop Talk on the work of Sawako Nakayasu, who reads for the Poetry Center’s annual Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation Reading on March 22.
Shop Talks take a “round table” approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere. Each Shop Talk begins with a mini-lecture on the featured author, followed by a conversation about the author and the work. A study packet containing biographical information, excerpts, and criticism is made available for each event; no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required. Discussions take place at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the Poetry Center.