Poetry and Psychoanalysis Programs
by Forrest Hamer, PhD
The Poetry and Psychoanalysis interview series resumes on February 22, 2014 with a program featuring the poet C. S. Giscombe. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the San Francisco for Psychoanalysis at 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco (415-563-5815), from 11.30 am to 1 :00p.m..Susan Kolodny, poet and psychoanalyst, will lead the conversation.
C. S. Giscombe’s poetry collections include Prairie Style, Giscome Road, Here, etc; his book of linked essays (concerning Canada, race, and family) is Into and Out of Dislocation. His recognitions include the 2010 Stephen Henderson Award, an American Book Award (for Prairie Style) and the Carl Sandburg Prize (for Giscome Road). Two new works in prose having to do with poetry—Border Towns and Ohio Railroads—will be published in 2014 and 2015. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Beginning in 2006, the interview series has featured a variety of prominent poets in conversations with poet-analysts at SFCP. The interviews focus particularly on the process of making poems, and programs have included each poet reading from selected works. The program is currently supported by the J. David Frankel Memorial Fund for Poetry and Psychoanalysis. Contributions to the fund are welcome, and tax-deductible.
The series will continue on Saturday, April 5, from 10:30 AM-12 noon at the Natoma Street site. The featured poet will be Camille T. Dungy, in conversation with Alice Jones, M.D.