James Ragan Screening
Documentary Screening at 9pm
We are honored to again welcome our friend, internationally recognized poet, playwright, screenwriter and essayist James Ragan back to the Globe for a poetry reading.
Dr. Ragan has been translated into 15 languages and appears in 30 anthologies world-wide. He has authored 9 books of poetry including In the Talking Hours, Womb-Weary, The Hunger Wall, Lusions, Selected Poetry, Too Long a Solitude, The World Shouldering I, Joyful Mysteries, and co-edited Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Collected Poetry. His honors include 3 Fulbright Professorships, 2 Honorary Ph.D’s, the Emerson Poetry Prize, 9 Pushcart Prize nominations, a Poetry Society of America Citation, London’s Troubadour Int. Poetry Prize finalist, and the Swan Foundation Humanitarian Award, among others. He has read for 7 international Heads of State and for the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, NPR and audiences in China, Japan, India, England, France, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, and Slovakia, etc.
Dr. Ragan has, for 25 years, directed the Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California and currently serves for 23 summers as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry and Film at Charles University in Prague. He is the subject of the documentary, Flowers and Roots, (Arina Films, 2016), winner of 6 international awards including the Remi Platinum Award at the 49th Houston Int. Film Festival. His readings are full of energy and his poetry is moving and insightful, any writers or poets our there would surely appreciate such a reading.