Thursday
Aug072014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Sara Teasdale, August 8

AUGUST 8, 2014

SARA TEASDALE (1884-1933)

 

Time:  11:30am - 4:30pm

Location: New York City

In Central Park

near Strawberry Fields

or near Bethesda Fountain or Bow Bridge 

map link

(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)


 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of poems by this American poet who was honored with the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1918. The selected poem will then be read to them.

More information about Sara Teasdale can be found at Wikipedia and at The Poetry Foundation, where there are links to most of her poems.

The New York Times Book Review deemed her 1915 poetry collection Rivers to the Sea "a little volume of joyous and unstudied song." And critic J. Overmyer wrote admiringly after her death that Teasdale's "simply stated thoughts are complex . . . and reverberate in the mind."

 

 

She who could bind you

    Could bind fire to a wall;

She who could hold you

    Could hold a waterfall

She who could keep you

    Could keep the wind from blowing

On a warm spring night

    With a low moon glowing.

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