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Spoon River Anthology and the Poetry of 100 Years AgoSpoon River Anthology and the Poetry of 100 years ago" will
feature three presentations by local professors:
· Greg Brown, PhD,
Mercyhurst University, "Spoon River: Text in Context"
· Steve Sullivan, PhD,
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Spoon River Approaches to
the Meaning of Life
· Matthew Darling, PhD,
Gannon University, "Longing for the Sea, and Yet Afraid": The
Expression (and Repression) of Desire in Spoon River
"'Spoon River Anthology' by Edgar Lee Masters is an enduring
classic poetry book that remains startlingly contemporary," said
Joy. "First published in 1915, 'Spoon River Anthology' consists of
a collection of monologue poems, each poem titled by the name of
and written in the voice of a deceased citizen of a fictional
community called Spoon River. These voices speak to us, and to each
other, from beyond the grave, sharing their wisdom and experience
from this unique perspective."