Friday, April 8, 2022 12:30pm
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1300 Memorial Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146https://humanities.as.miami.edu/academic-programs/seminars-and-workshops/index.html
Poems, Portraits, Characters
How do you get to know a person-- imagined or real-- through a poem? What choices do poets make when depicting historical or imaginary characters, or when giving a life and a personality to a tree, a coin, an eel, a wrench? How can we, if we write poetry ourselves, learn from poems depicting imagined characters, and what resources can those poems bring to us as we read the rest of the world? We'll ask those questions with examples from Anglo-Saxon and from ancient Greek, from Keats and Emily Dickinson and Terrance Hayes and Louise Gluck and Carter Revard, and from other contemporary examples. We may end up with a poetry-writing exercise of our own.
Stephanie Burt is a professor of English at Harvard University with interests in 20th and 21st century poetry; science fiction; literature and geography; contemporary writing; comics and graphic novels; literature; and other arts. Burt received a BA from Harvard University in 1994 and a PhD in English from Yale University in 2000. An accomplished writer, the following is a selection of her work: Advice from the Lights (2017); The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (2016); Belmont Poems (2013); Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (2008); The Forms of Youth: Adolescence and 20th-Century Poetry (2007); Parallel Play (2006); editor, Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden (2005); “‘September 1, 1939 Revisited’ or, Poetry, Politics, and the Idea of the Public” (2003); Randall Jarrell and His Age (2002); and Popular Music (1999).
AudienceFaculty Students Students - Grad/Professional
DepartmentCenter for the Humanities
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