PoemJazz with Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood
Date: Thu. October 10, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
The 59th annual Poetry Day is a presentation of PoemJazz, Robert Pinsky’s innovative dialogue between poetry and music. PoemJazz intertwines language and instrument, emphasizing the physical and melodic qualities of voice, as well as the way jazz improvisation can sometimes seem to speak. The result is an organic new whole of sound and sense.
Robert Pinsky served three terms as U.S. Poet Laureate. Among his books are eight acclaimed collections of verse, translations of Dante and Milosz, critical works and anthologies. In 2010, Poetry published his libretto to Tod Machover’s opera, Death
and the Powers.
Pianist and composer Laurence Hobgood has worked with many musicians, including Kurt Elling, with whom he collaborated on six Grammy-nominated recordings.
PoemJazz is presented by The Poetry Foundation and Chicago Public Library. To learn more about The Poetry Foundation, click HERE.
Seating is available first come, first served and reservations are not required. The Cindy Pritzker Auditorium will open at 5 p.m. A book and CD signing follows.
Pictured: Robert Pinsky, left and Laurence Hobgood, right.