Poetry at The Dalí featuring Jeff Goodby and Hank Hine
Poetry at The Dalí is an ongoing series hosted by Helen Wallace, occurring on the second Thursday of each month through May 2020.
For this special edition of Poetry at The Dalí, Museum Director Hank Hine and his friend, marketing legend and Museum Trustee, Jeff Goodby share the stage for an evening of readings from their work Thirty Days Two Writers, the result of a monthlong, coast-to-coast exchange between these longtime friends and collaborators. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from two extraordinarily talented individuals, stepping outside the bounds of their individually distinguished careers, as they read and discuss the body of epistolary poems they created together. The evening promises to delight and entertain poetry lovers, marketing professionals, Museum goers and pop culture enthusiasts alike, in a special meeting of the minds facilitated by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Helen Wallace. Following the presentation, there will be an audience Q&A.
Cost: Free (Parking is free for members, as available; $5 parking for nonmembers after 5pm.)
Location: Will Raymund Theater
Helen Pruitt Wallace
Helen Pruitt Wallace serves as Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg. She received a Florida Book Award for Shimming the Glass House, her first collection of poems, which was chosen for the 2007 Richard Snyder Prize, and published by Ashland Poetry Press. A chapbook, Pink Streets, was published in 2016 by Yellow Jacket. Wallace’s individual poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, and she served as co-editor of the anthology Isle of Flowers published by Anhinga Press. She’s received a McKay Shaw Academy of American Poets Award, The dA Center for the Arts Poetry Award, a residency fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. After earning her Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from Florida State University, Wallace was a professor of poetry and nonfiction at Eckerd College. She currently serves as a trustee for the Dalí Museum where she helps host the Dalí Poetry Series.
Jeff grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Harvard, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Boston, and his illustrations have been published in TIME, Mother Jones and Harvard Magazine. He began his advertising career at J. Walter Thompson and was lucky enough to meet the legendary Hal Riney, whom he still thinks of as his mentor, at Ogilvy & Mather. It was with Riney that Goodby learned his reverence for surprise, humor, craft and restraint. He also met a guy named Rich Silverstein at Ogilvy & Mather. They founded GS&P in 1983. Since then, the two have won just about every advertising award imaginable. Two commercials he directed were selected to be among the top 30 advertising films of the 1990s by the One Club. In 2006 he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Jeff lives in Oakland, California, with his family, a dog, a cat, three horses and probably some other things he doesn’t know about.
Supported by AARP Tampa Bay & the City of St. Petersburg Arts and Culture Grant
The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.