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Darko Suvin: Communism, Poetry, Comradeship—a celebratory reading and discussion
Sun, July 18, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM$7.00 – $11.00
Come to celebrate the beginning of Darko Suvin’s 91st year of comradeship.
A poem from 1993—one of many you can find with much more of Darko’s writing along with many decades of many poems per decade at darkosuvin.com
Summer, On a Hill
I took the best roads I could
The choices got funnelled ever tighter
Finally I’m here, this heavy Summer
No other paths led to wider horizons
So much is clear now to the future historians
I pick up the sutras & Sam of the Stoa
Alas! we’re back at where they speak to us:
with regret I reread the clarions of Karl & bearings of Bert
They sound like beautiful childhood tales of Tahiti
A mantis the hue of withered grass for haying
Swings its sickles, maybe for me.
Darko Suvin will appear on the eve of his 91st birthday via an international video conference presented by The Marxist Education Project, in celebration of a life of communism, poetry, comradeship and all that goes into a life well-known for commitment to all of this and more.
Readings and discussion: A selection of poems from Darko’s more than 40 years of writing poetry along with sharing memoirs of many more years of vigorous engagement while active in the multiple forms of struggle for communism from continents the world over that Darko has called home, will all be part of this mid-summer celebration a life of comradeship.
Darko’s website (listed above) has many levels, from which a rich biography will emerge.
All events are sliding scale. No one is denied admission for inability to pay. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for obtaining a zoom url for participating on July 18.
- Sun, July 18, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- $7.00 – $11.00
- Event Categories:
- Capital Studies, Class, Classes/Events, Climate Change, Direct Action, Ecosocialism, historical materialism, Insurgency, Literary Studies, Marx, Marxisms, Poetry, Political Economy, quality of life, Seminars and Talks, Socialism, Solidarity, Speculative fiction