Five College Consortium

Basque Poetry Event

Tue, Feb 6 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Poetry Center (prev. Wright CRM)

Part spoken word, hip-hop freestyling, a cappella singing and 100% improvisational, the tradition of bertsolaritza (bare-so-lar-eet-sa), has become a cultural signifier for the renaissance of Basque language and popular culture. Women poets, Maialen Lujanbio, the first and only woman to win the national bertsolaritza competition, and Miren Artetxe, scholar and poet, will visit Smith College and the University of Massachusetts. They will talk about the craft of improvisation, how the art form has changed, and the experience of being women poets in a largely male art form. Sponsors: UMASS SPP; SC Lecture Committee, Poetry Center, SPP, FRN,SWG

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