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Wine Poetic: Sappho

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    Tue, June 25, 2024 (8:00 PM - 10:30 PM)

196 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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An unfiltered lens into the life and work of a noteworthy poet paired to a wine from the same country of origin.

Wine Poetic is the confluence of wine, poetry and history. Entitled as a play on words that speak to the origins of these interconnected worlds, Wine Poetic is an integrative workshop series co-created by The Poetry Society of New York's Jackie Braje and GNOSES founder, writer + sommelière, Darby Wagner. The series hones in on site-specific wine (and/or other ancient fermentations) and poetry through a historical and poetic lens.

During each session, the life and work of a noteworthy poet (either living or dead) will be discussed and workshopped alongside an accompanying wine and winemaker who share the same country of origin.

While experiencing the two in tandem, we invite an opportunity for their shared pathos to not only be better understood, but more deeply felt.

(The accompanying wine will be revealed the night of the event. Drinks are not included in the ticket cost).

For our next Wine Poetic installment, PSNY & GNOSES are excited to partner with Anaïs to present a Greek wine and a brief introduction to the life and work of "the poetess" Sappho.

The program will include conversational presentations and discussions around:

  • The featured wine and winemaker, and the invisible threads that connect this particular wine to the poetry of the evening;
  • Greece's eminence on the global wine map led by Darby Wagner;
  • A lens into the life and work of Sappho led by Tova Greene and Fi Makris;
  • Selected readings and generative writing exercises.

Feel free to bring a journal and writing utensil, however, we will provide paper and pens for those in need!

Please note that wine is not included in the ticket fee. There is one small step up to the resturaunt, but otherwise it is all one level. Anais has a sister restaurant, Rucola, down the street if attendees are interested in dining there beforehand. Anais also has some light bar fare!

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