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Pleasures of Poetry 2017

January 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until February 3, 2017

Pleasures of Poetry 2017
Noel Jackson, Associate Professor of Literature

pleasures-of-poetry-2017This popular activity – which aims to reach all lovers of poetry – has been offered every IAP for the last twenty years.  Each one-hour session is devoted to a single poet, usually a single poem.  The goal is discussion and shared pleasure.  No lectures or professorial arrogance allowed. Some participants attend every session, but many others attend only once or twice to read and discuss a favorite poet or poem.  The roster of poets is always immensely diverse: from ancient Chinese masters to contemporary American poets laureate, from such famous Greats as Shakespeare, Keats, and Auden to Dr. Seuss and Bob Dylan.  Discussion and collaborative close reading are the aim and ideal of each hour.

View our full packet of poems and moderators

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

Attendance: Repeating event, participants welcome at any session

When:  Mon – Fri 1:00 – 2:00 PM (excluding Jan. 16 & 31)
Where: 14E-304

Sponsor(s): Literature Section
Contact: Chloe J. Jones (617) 258-5629 cjjones@mit.edu


January 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm