Thursday, June 01, 2006

Don Riggs on Poetry Inspired by The Drexel Collection 

(photograph of Don Riggs and Lynn Levin)

Dr. Donald Riggs, instructor of English and philosophy, will present "Ut Pictura Poesis: Poetry Inspired by The Drexel Collection" on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 6 p.m. in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets).

Riggs has experimented with the relationship between writing and the visual arts for more than 10 years. He writes the column "My Life in Poetry" for Ask, the College of Arts and Sciences' online journal. Riggs has also published in Painted Bride Quarterly; Uncommonplaces: Poems of the Fantastic; 2001: Science Fiction Poetry; ixnay and xib. Riggs also reads work at various Philadelphia venues and is associated with PhillySound and the Black Flag groups of poets.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jacqueline DeGroff, curator of The Drexel Collection, at 215-895-0480 or email degroff@drexel.edu.

(posted by CAConrad, the above is from an e-mail announcement circulating)

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