New York Encounter 2019: Poetry: The Language of Human Longing 

A Presentation followed by the New York Encounter 2019 Poetry Contest Award Ceremony

With Paul MARIANI, Author, Poet and University Professor of English at Boston College

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center

It is this immortal instinct for beauty that thrusts us to regard the world and all its splendors as a reverberation, a resonance of heaven. The unquenchable thirst for all that is beyond, and which unveils life, is the most vivid proof of our immortality. It is at once by way of poetry and through poetry, as with music, that the soul glimpses splendors from beyond the tomb; and when an exquisite poem brings one’s eyes to the point of tears, those tears are not evidence of an excess of joy, they are witness far more to an exacerbated melancholy, a disposition of the nerves, a nature exiled among imperfect things, which would like to possess, without delay, a paradise revealed on this very same earth.

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About this Event

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 7:15pm
Location: Metropolitan Pavilion
Second Floor Auditorium
125 West 18th Street (btw 6th and 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
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About the Speaker

Paul Mariani
Author, Poet and University Professor of English at Boston College


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