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Friday, April 15 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An Evening of Poetry and Music feat. Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic

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Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, including Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems (Putnam, April 2008). His second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, won the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1985; in 2001, Brutal Imagination was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work in theater includes the libretto for an opera, “Running Man,” which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999. His play, “Brutal Imagination,” won Newsday’s Oppenheimer award in 2002.

Rough Magic is a New York-based band sprung from Cornelius Eady’s long and celebrated literary life, and from his desire to extend the boundaries of language expression to include the songs he had produced over the years and those that had emerged from a renewal of his musical creativity. In January of 2013, Eady released Book of Hooks, a two-CD and chapbook set of original tunes on Kattywompus Press. Almost by “magic,” a group of poet-musician-composers converged who shared Eady’s vision that text, melody, harmony, and rhythm all have an equally strong place in artistic expression. Rough Magic calls upon troubadour traditions and evokes the sounds and storytelling of blues greats like Muddy Waters, folk legends such as Woody Guthrie and the unexpected grooves and subject-matters of the Talking Heads. At the same time, band members hold a keen sense of innovation, as they are all working text-and-music makers engaged in building new combinations of words and sounds. (Courtesy of www.corneliuseadyandroughmagic.com)

The event will be held in the Lincoln Ballroom of the Lincoln Center. General admission is $15 and students gain free admission with student ID. Tickets are available through TicketsWest.

This event is co-sponsored by EWU's Get Lit! Programs and Whitworth University.

Friday April 15, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lincoln Center 1316 N Lincoln St, Spokane, WA 99201

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