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West Cork Literary Festival presents Experiments in Empathy: Ellen Bass & Tom Moore
July 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm IST€5
West Cork Literary Festival presents Experiments in Empathy: Ellen Bass & Tom Moore, on July 15 at 8 p.m. (GMT+1) (12 p.m. PDT).
From the organizers:
But sometimes it’s too much to ask a person to inhabit the strange region of a foreign heart
–‘Experiment in Empathy’ by Ellen Bass, from Indigo (2020)
Later that afternoon, lonely and bored, you thought you’d found the sweetness in humankind
—‘Lab Rat’ by Tom Moore, from Brother Adam (2020)
Poetry has long been the bedfellow of beauty, but how do the author and reader enter the world of the rat, the tumour, the criminal? In a society that has kept acutely separate this past year, how does poetry narrow the gap between what we know and what we don’t? What does death feel like to the oyster, desire to the celibate, teeth to the apple?
Join us for this exploration of empathy, nature and science with poets Ellen Bass, Tom Moore and editor and criminologist, Sarah Byrne. Ellen and Tom will read from their respective 2020 collections, Indigo (Copper Canyon Press) and Brother Adam (Well Review Editions).