Ed Snow eventLecture and Reading: Josef Helfenstein and Edward Snow
Cy Twombly/Painting Poems

December 8, 2009
7 pm

In a literary program accompanying the rare showing of Cy Twombly’s Treatise on the Veil (Second Version), Menil Director Josef Helfenstein will speak briefly about the artist’s use of the words of poet Rainer Maria Rilke in his canvases. Rice University Professor Edward Snow, recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for his Rilke translations and the Academy of American Poets Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, will read from his newly released bilingual edition of The Poetry of Rilke. A book signing will follow.

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