Harry Ransom Center Announces 2008-09 Poetry on the Plaza Schedule

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin announces the schedule for its new season of Poetry on the Plaza readings.

The schedule, covering the 2008-09 academic year, includes such themed readings as "Winter Landscapes" and "April Fools."

Poetry on the Plaza is a monthly noontime reading series sponsored by the Ransom Center. It is usually on the first Wednesday of each month and often features the works of authors whose papers are housed at the center. Readings include the works of William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Anne Sexton and Dylan Thomas.

Readers are drawn from the local community and have included professors and students, as well as local personalities.

The readings take place on the plaza east of the Ransom Center's main entrance. Poetry on the Plaza is free and open to the public. In inclement weather, readings will be in the Ransom Center's lobby.

The 2008-09 Poetry on the Plaza schedule includes the following:

  • Sept. 3
    The Mystique of the Draft
  • Oct. 1
    Ballads and Balladeers
  • Nov. 5
    Winners and Losers
  • Dec. 3
    Winter Landscapes
  • Feb. 4
    The Rossetti Circle
  • March 4
    Persian Poetry
  • April 1
    April Fools
  • April 22
    Shakespeare's Sonnets
  • May 6
    Surrealism in Mexico