The Language of Poetry (September 28, 2016)

On September 28, 2016 a crowd of over 100 people came to listen and watch over the course of the evening, as the New York Society for General Semantics joined forces with the Poetry at the Players group for a program of poetic performance. 

Following an hour of dramatic readings of poems from the past in the tradition of the Poetry at the Players group, the NYSGS hosted a series of readings of original poetry on the part of David Linton, Martin Levinson, Lance Strate, and Adeena Karasick.

The original readings were prefaced by an Introduction by NYSGS President Lance Strate:

The introduction was followed by a performance by David Linton of Marymount Manhattan College:

The performances continued with a reading by Institute of General Semantics President, Martin Levinson:

Lance Strate followed with several poems of his own:

And the evening was capped of by performance poet Adeena Karasick:

Of course, there's no substitute for being there, but we are grateful to have a record and a recording of what was, by all accounts, an extremely successful event, and an amazing night of poetry on themes closely connected to general semantics.

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