Seeing the Truth Arrive
Seeing the Truth Arrive, a reading exploring the poetry of Muriel Rukeyser and Robinson Jeffers, and recent verse by Kathryn Petruccelli and Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts. Co-sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation.
The lives of poets Muriel Rukeyser and Robinson Jeffers intersected several times: once, in 1941, when Jeffers was on the panel of judges that named Rukeyser winner of the first Harriet Monroe Poetry Award; and again in 1947, when she lived in Carmel close to Tor House. Of art and specifically poetry, Rukeyser wrote: It will apply to your life; and it is more than likely to lead you to thought or action, that is, you are likely to want to go further into the world, further into yourself, toward further experience.
Rukeyser writes in her poem Letter to the Front, Women and poets see the truth arrive. In this reading Petruccelli and Ruchowirz-Roberts will explore how "truth" appears in our lives.
Kathryn Petruccelli is a teacher and freelancer. After moving to New England from the Central Coast, she established Literary Cadences, a service that curates appearances for east coast authors in Northern California. She'd like to do more radio stories, but mostly she spends her time complaining about the lack of ocean in western Massachusetts. Her essay "How to Read this Essay" won the San Francisco's 2015 Litquake Essay Contest. She is currently working on a series of essays about ice cream and community building.
A Professor Emeritus at Monterey Peninsula College where he taught composition, literature, public speaking and humanities for 32 years, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts is co-editor of the college text Bridges; co-editor/co-translator of two works from the Telugu, Sudha (Nectar) by Chalam and The Selected Verses of Vemana, both of which have been accepted into UNESCOs Collection of Representative works: Indian Series; and co-author of Bowing to Receive the Mountain: Essays by Lin Jensen and Poetry by Elliot Roberts. His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing; Ping-Pong, the Journal of the Henry Miller Library; and in his introduction to Rivulets of Light: Poems of Point Lobos and Carmel Bay by John Dotson.
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts (View)
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Carmel, CA 93921