Fw: Wed, March 27 - Taps on the Walls: Major General John Borling Reading & Book Signing
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Reading & Book Signing
Chicago Cultural Center,
Millennium Park Room, 5th FloorThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Hanoi Hilton POWs-and the new book TAPS ON THE WALLS: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton (Master Wings Publishing, an imprint of the Pritzker Military Library) reveals a remarkable companion that sustained them through their darkest days: Poetry.
In TAPS ON THE WALLS: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton, Major General John Borling (USAF, Ret.) shares his story and the poetry/prose he mentally composed and kept memorized during his six and a half year incarceration in Hanoi. He tapped his creations, with themes very relevant to today, through thick walls to fellow POWs using a special, but forbidden, prison tap code to 'make time an ally' and provide legacy for his wife in case he didn't survive.Join us for Major General John Borling's reading, followed by a Q&A and Book Signing.
An independent not-for-profit arts organization founded in 1974, The Poetry Center of Chicago's mission is to promote poetry through readings, workshops, residencies and arts education, to make poetry accessible to the general public, to stimulate and encourage young poets, and to advance the careers of poets by offering them professional opportunities. The Poetry Center is in residence at the Chicago Cultural Center. A Heap of Language is the Poetry Center's 2012/13 Event Series, at the Chicago Cultural Center.For information about any of our programs or to order Reading Series tickets go to poetrycenter.org or call 312.609.1000.