Music: The Sea The Sea
Opening Voice: Joan Seliger Sidney
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)
The Arts Cafe is proud to present Marilyn Hacker who for 40 years has been one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and the feminist movement. Hacker has been called a “radical formalist” for infusing colloquial speech and contemporary issues into classical forms like the sonnet, sestina, villanelle, and the dazzling variety of verse forms she has coined. She has used poetry as the medium to speak eloquently and fiercely as a feminist, lesbian, mother, cancer survivor, Jew, and international citizen (who lives in Paris and New York). Her work has earned many honors including the National Book Award, Lamont Poetry Prize, PEN Voelcker Prize and International Poetry Prize.