Pat Conroy’s Great Love of Poetry #3
with Jonathan Haupt
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend
Description: Pat Conroy wrote that “the poets of the world occupy a place of high honor in my city of books.” Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt and Pat’s brother Tim Conroy, a poet and retired educator, explore Pat’s lifelong relationship with poetry as a reader, as a self-described failed poet, and as a writer who found a creative outlet for the rhapsody and rhythms of poetry in his iconic lyrical and descriptive prose. This presentation fosters a new appreciation for Pat’s admiration of poetry, for his dedication to the writing craft, and for the myriad ways in which poetry shines through Conroy’s storied prose.