The Hungry Heart Is Telling You

The vision of the 2014 ODU Literary Festival foregrounds the relationships of food and sustenance in a variety of literary, cultural, poetic, political, and other contexts.

As we require food for our bodies, we also require food for the mind and spirit. The poet Denise Levertov once wrote: “The world/ is not with us enough,” and therefore we must make haste to “taste and see… all that lives/ to the imagination’s tongue.”

As oceans rise and natural calamities increase in frequency and violence, as wars rage and food and fuel sources reach critical points across the world, we face our individual and collective futures with a greater sense of anxiety.

Besides a deeper kind of nourishment, in poems and stories, songs and art we find the promise of healing energy and inspiration, and the capacity to bring us together in the presence of new and remembered pleasures.

Join us at the table this October to feast on and share in these gifts of literature--- we hope all will be fortified for all the rest that is yet to come.

~ Luisa A. Igloria and Mike Pearson, Festival Directors

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Brochure: 37th Annual Literary Festival, 2014: The Hungry Heart Is Telling You, Shara Weber

Dianne Alford, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Dianne Alford

Blake Bailey, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Blake Bailey

Tara Shea Burke, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Tara Shea Burke

Kate Christensen, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Kate Christesen

Annia Ciezaldo, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Annia Ciezaldo

Lorraine Eaton, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Lorraine Eaton

Tarfia Faizullah, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Tarfia Faizullah

Nikky Finney, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Nikky Finney

Lebanon Bologna, Cola Champagne, Macaroni & Cheese: Childhood Food Autobiography as Intergenerational, Geospatial, and Historical Communication, Graduate Students, Old Dominion University; Thomas J. Socha; and Donald Zeigler

Jeff Henderson, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Jeff Henderson

Jane Hirshfield, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Jane Hirshfield

Luisa A, Igloria, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Luisa A. Igloria

Sarah Lightman, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Sarah Lightman

Delores B. Phillips, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Delores B. Phillips

Sasha Pimentel, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Sasha Pimentel

Philip Raisor, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Philip Raisor

Michael Ruhlman, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Michael Ruhlman

Brian Silberman, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Brian Silberman

Dana Staves, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Dana Staves

Ellen Dore Watson, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival, Ellen Dore Watson