The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima

The Poetry Deal: A Film with Diane di Prima

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of film and poetry, showcasing the empowerment of women.

The Little Theatre, WXXI, and The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies conclude their Women & Power: Women’s History Film Series with a special evening of film a poetry on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. This event, co-sponsored by Writers & Books, is free and open to the public. The film featured is “The Poetry Deal” is an impressionistic documentary about legendary poet Diane di Prima, which tells a story of rebellion and artistic integrity through the life of poet, prose writer, playwright, teacher and revolutionary activist Diane di Prima.

The screening will be followed by a poetry reading with Jennifer Litt, Sarah Freligh, and Kitty JospĂ©. Jennifer Litt teaches writing at Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and is the sole proprietor of Jennifer Litt Writing Services ( Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems, Jet Fuel Review, Lake Affect magazine, LUMINA, Mixed Fruit, nycBigCityLit, 1x8x16: Sixteen Poets Respond to the Art of Brittany Ryanand Tilt-a-Whirl.  Sarah Freligh is the author of Sort of Gone and A Brief Natural History of an American Girl. Her work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Rattle, Brevity, Barn Owl Review and many other publications. Kitty JospĂ© is a teacher whose code word is “enthusiasm” to bring out the inner spark in others through language, art tours, dance, music. She holds an MA in French from NYU and an MFA Poetry from Pacific University. 

The Women & Power: Women’s History Film Series is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.