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Spoon River Anthology

  • CSL Redding Sanctuary 1905 Hartnell Avenue Redding, CA, 96002 United States (map)

In Spoon River Anthology, the American poet Edgar Lee Masters created a series of compelling, free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. The aim of the poems is to demystify the rural, small town, American life. In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard — some in no more than a dozen moving lines. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance. The Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature. Contact Deon Pollett at 530-215-1156 for more information. Friday, March 30 and Friday, April 6, 2018 7:00 PM, in the Sanctuary Saturday March 31 and April 7, 2018 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, in the Sanctuary $15 per Person. Download PDF Flyer

Earlier Event: March 30
Spoon River Anthology
Later Event: April 1
Easter Sunday