Poetry Reading by Troy Jollimore
From Jeff Layne
Dr. Troy Jollimore
Faculty, Philosophy Department, CSU, Chico
Dr. Troy Jollimore burst upon the national poetry scene when his first book of poetry, “Tom Thomson in Purgatory,” won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In this presentation, Dr. Jollimore reads from his book, “Syllabus of Errors: Poems” (2015, Princeton University Press). He starts with a poem called “Charlie Brown,” which cleverly mixes images from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” to make some serious points. The rest of the poems he shares explore a variety of moods and philosophical thought.
Recorded: October 1, 2015