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Salon Series | Julia Levine: Can Poetry Matter in a time of Uncertainty?

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March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Salon Series | Julia Levine: Can Poetry Matter in a time of Uncertainty?

A presentation by the City of Davis Poet Laureate, Julia Levine.

In a time of drastic uncertainty, the need for collaboration between people, disciplines, and countries has never been higher. Because poetry is an instrument of resilience, in which attention and language can be transformed into a container for both dread and hope, I see my role as poet laureate as a possible and useful support for the community, particularly in regards to climate sustainability, and the high levels of anxiety among our youth. In this presentation I will read a few poems of the Anthropocene, and then begin a discussion on if, how, and why art and poetry in particular, matters during this difficult period in history.

Julia Levine received her MFA in poetry from Pacific University, as well as a PHD in child and family clinical psychologry. Levine has published 5 full length collections of poetry and her most recent awards include the Public Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review, and Tiferet poetry prize, as well as a Northern California Book Award in poetry. Levine currently serves as the City of Davis Poet Laureate with an emphasis on Poetry of the Anthropocene.

In the tradition of the Salon, YoloArts + Yolo County Historical Collection, invite you to join us monthly to learn from makers and shakers of Yolo County to exchange ideas and increase knowledge through conversation with community members, accompanied by sips and snacks.

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