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[Past Event] Federico Garcia Lorca, Poetry of Lorca

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A new translation of Lorca’s poetry has recently been published, inspiring this offering. We will read this and previous translations, noting the differences and deepening our appreciation of his work. Deeply moved by the gypsy singers of Cante Jondo, Lorca wrote poems influenced by this music, by a quality present in their songs called duende—the dark aspect of the soul, that mysterious essence subtly evident in much of the world’s finest art. We’ll study the poet who risked his young life for his art and was murdered by Franco’s henchmen for who he was. Taking inspiration from Lorca’s poetry, we will write our own.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesday/Thursday, Aug. 28, 30; Sept. 4, 6 *10:00am - noon* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Patrice Vecchione is the author of several books, poetry and prose, most recently, "Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life". Forthcoming next spring is "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems on the Immigrant and Refugee Experience", an anthology for young adults. Patrice writes a monthly column about walking for the "Monterey Herald". In addition to working with adults, she teaches poetry to children through her program “The Heart of the Word.”