Coming Soon

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This weekend I expect to write a piece (in English) about the literary event I attended in Debrecen last week. Writing about it, even briefly, is a substantial undertaking–but also just a beginning, since it will stay with me for years, maybe for the rest of my life, and I will come to understand more of it over time.

Also, soon I intend to write about the tensions involved in teaching poetry: for instance, between helping students understand a poem and encouraging them to hear and read it in their own way. (As with many things, something in the middle is ideal, but where is this middle, and how do you find it? I have had many recent thoughts about this.)

That’s it for promised blog pieces (for now); there will be some unpromised ones too. Now for events:

On Thursday, February 14, in Szolnok, I will have two book readings (of Mind over Memes) with Marianna Fekete, a gifted literary critic, who will interview me and moderate the discussions. The first of the two events will take place at a high school in the early afternoon; the second will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Verseghy Ferenc Könyvtár, the public library at Kossuth tér 2. You can purchase the book (for just 2000 forint) at my favorite bookstore in Szolnok, the Szkítia-Avantgard könyvesbolt és antikvárium.

A week and a day later, on Friday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m, at Book Culture (536 W. 112th St.) in New York City, I will give a reading followed by a discussion. The book is currently on Book Culture’s shelves! You can also read the Q&A.

That is all for now, as I must bike through the snow back to school to teach my last three classes of the day.

I took the picture on my way to school last week.

Update: I started to write the piece about the Debrecen event, but I will need some more time with it. I do not want to shortchange it.

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