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Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Poetry
“The poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.”—Pat Conroy

Best known as a beloved novelist and memoirist, Pat Conroy (1945–2016) wrote that “the poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.” Join the Pat Conroy Literary Center's Jonathan Haupt and Holland Perryman as they explore Conroy’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described failed poet, and as a writer who found a creative outlet for the rhapsody and rhythms of poetry in his iconic lyrical and descriptive prose. Conroy’s love of language blossomed from an early love of poetry, and even in his final hours, he was immersed in the beauty and power of verse. Through discussion of Pat’s English teachers, mentors, favorite poets, and fellow advocates of poetry, and through published and unpublished examples of his writings spanning the breadth of his life, this presentation fosters a new appreciation for his admiration of poetry, for his dedication to the writing craft, and for the myriad ways in which poetry shines through Conroy’s storied prose.

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Apr 19, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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