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Sunday Forum: Freeway to the Inner Life

December 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Freeway to the Inner Life: On Art and Emotions

This reprise of Jim Lenfestey’s Archibald MacLeish lecture makes the case through poetry, painting, and music that art is the pathway to the emotional inner life we all know we have had since before we were born and may have after we die. The presentation rings with the stories of poets, artists, musicians who reveal to us the richness of the embodied inner life.

After a career in academia, marketing communications, and journalism on the editorial board of the StarTribune, where he won several Page One awards for excellence, Jim Lenfestey has published collections of poems, personal essays, anthologies and a memoir. For fifteen years he chaired the Literary Witnesses poetry program at Plymouth and led a summer poetry class on Mackinac Island, Michigan and has received the Kay Sexton Award for significant contributions and leadership in the Minnesota Literary Community. In 2024, Milkweed Editions will publish his poetry collection, On Time Remaining: Body Odes, Praise Songs, Oddities, Amazements. He serves on the boards of Red Dragonfly Press in Minnesota, the Hellbender Poetry Gathering in North Carolina, and is the founder of Poets, Writers and Musicians Against the War on the Earth.

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Date:
December 17, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Venue

Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States

Details

Date:
December 17, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States