“... poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.”
Department of English @ Noon Reading Series 2012: April 9, 2012
Rob Halpern and Jill Darling
Date: Monday, April 9, 2012, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 10th Floor Conference Room, 5057 Woodward Avenue
Rob Halpern is the author of two books of poems, Rumored Place
(Krupskaya 2004), which was nominated for a California Book Award, and
Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), as well as several chapbooks,
including Weak Link (Slack Buddha 2009) and Imaginary Politics (TapRoot
Jill Darling is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the English
Department. She has published Solve For and Begin with May.