Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens

The Twentieth Annual
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2:00pm
Center for Contemporary Culture
Hartford Public Library

Featuring guest speaker...

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"Accents, Syllables, and Sounds":
How Wallace Stevens Transforms Us into Musical Readers

We say ourselves in syllables that rise
From the floor, rising in speech we do not speak
—Wallace Stevens, "The Creations of Sound"

Lisa Goldfarb (Associate Professor, New York University, Gallatin School), President of The Wallace Stevens Society, Associate Editor of The Wallace Stevens Journal, author of The Figure Concealed: Wallace Stevens, Music, and Valéryan Echoes (Sussex Academic Press, 2011), co-editor of Wallace Stevens, New York, and Modernism (Routledge, 2012) and two special issues of The Wallace Stevens Journal. She is currently at work on a co-edited volume of essays (with Bart Eeckhout), Poetry and Poetics After Wallace Stevens (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2016). Goldfarb has also just completed essays for two books: the first, an essay on affinities between W.H. Auden and Paul Valéry for a volume entitled, Auden at Work (edited by Bonnie Costello and Rachel Galvin); the second on Wallace Stevens and music for Wallace Stevens in Context (edited by Glen MacLeod). She is also working on a larger book project, which explores the interconnections between modern Anglo-American poetry and French poetry and poetics.

This festive and illuminating event will begin with a reception of wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by Lisa Goldfarb's presentation, and will conclude with a book signing, birthday cake and champagne!

Suggested donation $10 per person to benefit...

Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

For more information, contact—
Jim Finnegan

This event is presented by Hartford Public Library (
and the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens (

PO BOX 2482  ♦  HARTFORD CT 06146-2482