Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Wallace Stevens: America’s Holiday Poet


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: David Alpaugh, M.A., English, UCB, writer, poet, dramatist, editor
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Modernist poets as diverse as Frost, Eliot, and Pound felt and shared an obligation to present us with their versions of “reality.” Stevens, in contrast, offers the joy of release, not only from ordinary evenings in New Haven, where he lived and worked, but from whatever threatens to shackle our imaginations. Poetry would be impoverished without his conviction (as one critic put it) that “if life and the world could not be understood, they could at least be enjoyed.” Join OLLI and Mr. Alpaugh to explore the “heavenly labials in a world of gutturals” that Stevens’ wild titles, original metaphors, and challenging meditations provide.


Event Details

Date: 2019-10-01

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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