Coffee & Cookies with the Center: Alex Porco

Please join the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History for Coffee and Cookies with the Center on Tuesday, October 10th, at 11:30 in Randall Library room 1045. Our guest will be Dr. Alessandro "Alex" Porco of the UNCW English Department. Dr. Porco will be chatting with us on the topic of “Southern Tradition and the Eccentric Talent: Gertrude Perry West and the Little Magazine in Southeastern North Carolina—Poetic Thrills.”   
Poet and editor Gertrude Perry West founded Poetic Thrills, the first and only modernist little magazine in Wilmington, North Carolina, publishing three issues between November 1925 and July 1926. This talk will provide a brief history of Poetic Thrills, describing its origin, aesthetic values, and sociopolitical mission, while drawing specific attention to Perry West’s commitment to publishing both amateur and professional poets side by side—from locals to major figures of the modernist period. 

UNCW encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nathan Saunders (910-962-2614, in advance of this event.

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