This Moment in Time: David Kirby & Barbara Hamby in Conversation
Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
In Help Me, Information: Poems, David Kirby’s works move the way the mind does on a good day, puddle-jumping from one topic to another and then coming in for a soft landing. In The Knowledge: Where Poems Come From and How to Write Them, five-time teaching award winner Kirby invites college students to learn the complex, playful, and meditative art form of poetry, offering tips, talking points, and unique prompts in each chapter. “Holoholo” is the Hawaiian word for walking out with no destination in mind. Fueled by an American lingo that embraces slang, Yiddish, street talk, and the yearning to be able to describe her moment in time, with Hololo: Poems, Barbara Hamby walks out into the current American chaos with its inferno of wars, street violence, apocalyptic fantasies, and racial tension.