October 28-31, 2019: Poetry Bridging Continents IV

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Poetry Bridging Continents IV: “Rivers … were made in heaven” (R. Frost) is a four day international gathering open to the public at New England College that brings together New England and leading Chinese New Pastoral poets, scholars, and cultural ambassadors to explore ways to build bridges between two distinct cultures and communities using Pastoral Poetry and literary scholarship as a guide.

The symposium continues the alternating annual gatherings between American and Chinese poets and scholars in the New England region and in China that builds upon the environmental creativity of the New Pastoral scholarship which the Twenty-first Century has birthed on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. The New Pastoral Poetry is evolving in the 21st Century into the poetry of The Anthropocene: The geologic period when human activity is the dominant force on the planet’s environment. Pastoral Poetry’s central focus is concerned with the ways language can be used to preserve and care for natural landscapes, history, and place, in times of human-induced change—a common need for both cultures to address.

Additional events at the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch take place October 31-November 1.

All events in the symposium are FREE and OPEN to the public.

For a PDF of the full schedule of events at New England College and the AMC Highland Center, click HERE —–> Poetry Bridging Continents IV Complete Schedule

For additional Information please contact: Maura MacNeil: mmacneil@nec.edu or Rodger Martin: rodgerwriter@myfairpoint.net