Lecture 2: David Huddle speaks to packed house

David Huddle’s lecture: Formal Choice as the Path to Fresh Possibility, took place on April 23 at The Vermont Bookshop in Middlebury in front of a packed house. Thank you bookstore owners Becky Dayton and Jenny Lyons for being such gracious hosts! Through the use of selections from his poetry, Huddle showed how poetry “serves as a function in life to work through difficult times” and showed how poems can shrink and expand, depending on the content the poet is handling. He explained that the adventure of writing is how the form comes, and how the content comes, and how the two begin influencing and shaping each other. As a natural storyteller, there is a fine line between Huddle’s prose and poetry and “each piece of writing,” as he refers to his creations, end up finding “the form it wants to be.” Huddle’s talk will soon be available on vimeo on our website, thanks to Middlebury Community Television (MCTV). David Budbill will present the next lecture in Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 at Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick. Budbill’s lecture is titled “Poetry: Special or Ordinary.” We hope to see you there!

David Huddle reads from one of his books at his lecture in Middlebury.

David Huddle reads from one of his books at his lecture in Middlebury.

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