Vachel Lindsay Documentary Screening and Discussion

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Vachel Lindsay Documentary Screening and Discussion

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A new documentary, “The Life and Work of Vachel Lindsay,” will screen at the library, with Kevin Purcell, Lindsay expert and SIU Alumni hosting the film.

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931) was an American poet. He is considered a founder of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted.

The documentary includes poetry performances by Kevin Purcell. Kevin will moderate post-film discussion with the audience and perform selections of Lindsay’s poetry.

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm