Thursday, January 25, 2007

Poetry vs. Philosophy - February 1st

The Lane Memorial Library in conjunction with the NH Humanities Council will present Attorney and former Portsmouth Poet Laureate John Perrault to argue Philosophy’s case against Poetry—and vice-versa—on Thursday, February 1st . The trial begins at 6:30 pm sharp in the Lane Room. The debate is an old one, with each side claiming the right to “tell the truth.” Perrault’s sharp and entertaining lecture provides an enthusiast’s history of the battle, with a witness list that includes Ralph Waldo Emerson, Socrates, Emily Dickinson, Hegel, Wallace Stevens and more. For further information, contact Darrell Eifert at the library: 603-926-3368, or visit John Perrault on the web at .


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