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Sunday, August 30, 2009

STL Big-Wigs Rockin' a Metamorphoses Marathon

Posted By on Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM

They're doing a marathon reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses right now at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (here's a map). It'll wrap up around 7 p.m.

click to enlarge Citizens follow along with their own texts.
  • Citizens follow along with their own texts.




The lineup is a who's who of our city's intelligentsia (nobody from the Daily RFT will be reading; conclude what you will). Check out the list here.


Each person reads aloud for 15 minutes, then hands off the text to the next reader - a text which, if you're not familiar with Ovid's great classic, is a steamy catalogue of passion, revenge and wisdom. (If you're coming and want to follow along, they're using the Mandelbaum translation).

click to enlarge Tricia Y. Paik, assistant curator at the St. Louis Art Museum
  • Tricia Y. Paik, assistant curator at the St. Louis Art Museum






















click to enlarge Walter Bargen, Missouri's first Poet Laureate
  • Walter Bargen, Missouri's first Poet Laureate

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