The Live Poets Society quiz

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By Wednesday, Nov 29 Arts & Entertainment

Great Barrington – Do you have an obsession? Or two? If so, we have an event for you.

Live Poets Society and the Berkshire Edge will be hosting a literary salon Friday, December 8, at Lauren Clark Fine Art on Stockbridge Road during which four accomplished poets will talk about their obsessions – and how the obsessions found them, and how their obsessions led them to become poets and informs their poetry.

Listen to poets Malachi Black, Jayne Benjulian, Owen Lewis, Kerrin McCadden musing about their obsessions from 7- 9 p.m. in an intimate setting at the Lauren Clark Gallery. And take part in the conversation with them.

To start with, however, take the quiz below. Top scoring quiz takers will be eligible to win an autographed book of poems by one of our salon authors.

Here are the questions:

  1. “Mad Ireland hurt him into poetry,” wrote W.H. Auden in an elegy. About whom was he writing?
  2. What traditional Arabic form calls for the name of the poet in the final couplet of the poem?
  3. Which poet living in the Berkshires practices Narrative Medicine?
  4. Which American poet wrote Poets are interested primarily in death and commas?
  5. Which poet living in the Berkshires was chief speechwriter @ Apple?
  6. Which poet living in the Berkshires wrote a biography of FDR because she had childhood polio?
  7. True or False: Can writers teach themselves to be poets?
  8. What is the name of the poet laureate who wrote a collection about a fictional prostitute in New Orleans in the early 1900s?

To enter the contest, write down you answers, numbering them 1 to 8. Spelling counts! Please use Salon Quiz as your subject line and email your answers to Deadline is December 6 at high noon.

Winners and Answer key will be presented at the Live Poets Society: A Literary Salon on Friday, December 8th 7-9 p.m., Lauren Clark Fine Art Gallery, 325 Stockbridge Road, in Great Barrington.


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