April is National Poetry Month-Two Part Series w/MU Professor Emeritus Ed Block: Part 2: “Poetry, Art & Story-The Prodigal Son & The Supper at Emmaus”: Friday, April 29 at 1:30 PM

Date:  April 29, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Milwaukee Catholic Home

2462 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

Presented By: Ed Block


The program begins with some reflections on and invitations to respond to Henri Nouwen’s and the Rembrandt painting of The Return of the Prodigal Son. Participants are encouraged to read the “prologue” of Nouwen’s The Return of the Prodigal Son. It’s titled “Encounter with a Painting” and is about 16 pages long. Copies available upon request.  

Next we turn to a survey of Emmaus paintings through history (power point with art slides), encouraging participants to respond to the different paintings.

The culmination of the presentation will be a reading and discussion of Levertov’s The Servant Girl at Emmaus in connection with the Velazquez painting-how different the painting is from other “Emmaus” paintings, and what Levertov is responding to in the painting. A copy of Denise Levertov’s poem, The Servant Girl at Emmaus will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Please call 414-220-3217 to register.







About the Presenter

Ed Block, Emeritus Professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, retired from teaching in 2012. He and his family have lived in Greendale, Wisconsin for twenty-eight years. There he tends a garden, does watercolors, leads book discussions at the local library, and continues to read and write about literature and compose poems. His interviews, essays, reviews and short stories have appeared in AMERICA, IMAGE, LOGOS, U.S. CATHOLIC, ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER, and a variety of other journals. He has published two books of poems, Anno Domini, and Seasons of Change. Visit him at www.greendalebrushandquill.com. 

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