David Thorburn: The William Corbett Poetry Series on Feb 28th @ 7pm

Published on: February 10, 2022

David Thorburn: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Comparative Media & Writing will be proudly hosting David Thorburn’s poetry reading in the William Corbett Poetry Series on February 28, 2022 at 7:00pm. This is a virtual event and will broadcast live on Zoom: http://calendar.mit.edu/event/david_thorburn_the_william_corbett_poetry_series David Thorburn has been a teacher of literature for 57 years, 46 of them at MIT where he is Professor of Literature and Comparative Media and Director Emeritus of the MIT Communications Forum. Generations of MIT undergraduates have taken his version of “The Film Experience,” a lecture course that now reaches an international audience on YouTube. He was born in Manhattan and grew up in an old farmhouse in Randolph, New Jersey. In addition to a book on Joseph Conrad, he has written many essays and reviews on literature and media. Knots is his first book of poetry. To purchase on Amazon: amzn.to/2XkZsKi For more information on David Thorburn: https://lit.mit.edu/people/dthorburn/

Praise for Knots

“Poetic form here is as supple as the poet’s gaze: rhyme when it emerges is lightly shouldered, sweetly inplay with the vicissitudes of memory and the ceremonies of daily domesticity. Not a line goes slack, not a word is wasted.” —Linda Gregerson “Precision and ardor. The blunt grace of compression. These qualities give David Thorburn’s Knots a distinctive authority. The title poem summons —and undoes— the intricate, oppressive, persistent and legendary bonds of patriarchal lore.” —Robert Pinsky