Five Authors Reading

 

Audience

 

On November 13, 2014, five Tech authors read from their work. Scroll down this page to view a video of the reading.

Emily HoffmanEmily Hoffman read poems related to her Kansas background including satiric looks at NASCAR and the people who love it as well as the inhabitants of privileged communities such as Mission Hills.

Michael ritchie

 

Michael Karl Ritchie performed his experimentalSpaceship,a poem which he constructs from randomly arranged cards.

 

 

Stanley LombardoStanley Lombardo read a heroic narrative poem from his novelPaxton in the New World. The poem was written in the alliterative style of Beowulf.

Paul Lake

 

Paul Lake read poems that he has written since the publication ofThe Republic of Virtue. He also read a poemconcerning the ironic experiences of his father and uncle as medics during World War II.

 

Nelson Ramrez

 

 

Nelson Ramrez read poems set in Peru and Los Angeles from his two collectionsAzulejos decercaandElpollen de los helicpteros. He translated the poems into English for this reading.

receptionAfter the reading audience members were able to meet with the authors at a reception int he Witherspoon Lobby.

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Most audience members found the reading exciting, amusing, touching, and thought provoking, but at least one found it relaxing.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
View a video of the November 13, 2014 Five Authors Reading featuring Emily Hoffman, Michael Ritchie, Stanley Lombardo, Paul Lake, and Nelson Ramrez below.