blackbirdonline journalSpring 2009  Vol. 8  No. 1


Poetic Principles: A Reading by Meghan O’Rourke

Meghan O’Rourke read from her work on February 27, 2008, as part of the Poetic Principles reading series at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She read from her new book Halflife and concluded by discussing her recent work and reading several unpublished poems.  

Poetic Principles is sponsored jointly by the VMFA and New Virginia Review, Inc., and annually presents four readings of fiction and poetry. Introductory essays about the writers’ work accompany each reading in the form of a pamphlet, Platform, published by New Virginia Review, Inc. Platform essays, as well as recordings and transcripts of Poetic Principles events, will continue to appear as Blackbird Features.  end

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  Platform: An Introduction to Meghan O'Rourke