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Admission: $15
Times: 7:00 PM Fri-Sat, 2:00 PM Sat
Starts March 30, 2018
Occurs: Every 1 week(s) on: Friday, Saturday, ending on April 07, 2018.

Location: Center for Spiritual Living
1905 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA 96002

In Spoon River Anthology, the American poet Edgar Lee Masters created a series of compelling, free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. The aim of the poems is to demystify the rural, small town, American life. In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard — some in no more than a dozen moving lines. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance. The Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature.

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