Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Three term United States Poet Laureate (1997-2000) Robert Pinsky has devised a collaborative program which showcases his two great passions: poetry and jazz. This offering is entitled PoemJazz and presents the human voice – the reading and performance of poems – along with a variety of jazz musical improvisations performed by Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood. PoemJazz treats a voice speaking poetry as having a role like that of a horn: speech with its own poetic melody and rhythm, in conversation with melody and rhythm in the music; a conversation between the sounds of poetry and music.
Community outreach for this program was funded in part by a grant from the
For additional information, visit Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood
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We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.