For a Brown Bag on “surprise,” Lillian-Yvonne Bertram takes inspiration from a fairly familiar poet: Robert Frost. Bertram is the Chautauqua Writers’ Center Week Eight poet-in-residence.
The topic of Neil Shepard’s Brown Bag takes its inspiration from the “great-grandparents” of American poetry — Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. But even these literary kin have their differences. According to Shepard, Dickinson famously