Past Event

The Sense of Poetry

A Road Scholar Program by Marydale Stewart and Ed Krolak

Presenters Marydale Stewart and Ed Krolak provide poetry readings, offer commentary on the poems, and invite audience participation. Unlike traditional poetry readings, "The Sense of Poetry" makes use of dialogue between the speakers and the audience, encouraging audience members to make connections among contemporary and classic poetry and their own lives, experiences, and reading/listening. The speakers will discuss works by Browning, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Auden (to name a few), as well as works by newer poets who are currently writing and publishing, including some Illinois poets. Stewart and Krolak’s years of classroom teaching result in their ability to connect quickly and empathetically with audiences of all ages, demystifying poetry and the act of writing.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Marc Adami, Odell Public Library – 815.772.7323.