One of the oldest and most popular forms of poetry, the repetitive verse of the list makes it as incantatory as a Polynesian chant, as witty as a 10th-century Japanese courtesan, and as outrageously fun as growing up gay in Middle America in the 1960s. In this hybrid lecture-workshop, we will examine how poets from different times and parts of the world use the list as a historical, cultural, and lyrical document. Poet, novelist, and playwright R. Zamora Linmark was born in Manila, Philippines, and has lived in Honolulu, Madrid, and Tokyo. He has published five collections of poetry and taught at the University of Hawai‘i and the University of Miami.
Register by October 25. Poets House is an ADA-accessible facility.