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Event Series Event Series: Pleasures of Poetry 2022

Pleasures of Poetry 2022

January 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pleasures of Poetry meets this IAP 2022 in 14E-304 from 1-2 p.m. every weekday through the first three weeks of IAP (January 3-21), with the exception of MLK Day (Jan. 17). This popular activity – which aims to reach all those with an interest in poetry, regardless of experience level – has been offered every IAP for more than 25 years. Each one-hour session is devoted to a poet or two, often a single poem, chosen by session leaders who volunteer to facilitate conversation for that day. Discussion and collaborative close reading are the aim and ideal of each hour. Some participants attend every session, but many others may drop in only once or twice during the series to discuss a favorite poet or poem. The roster of poets is typically diverse: from ancient Chinese masters to American poets laureate, and from canonical authors such as Shakespeare, Keats, Auden, and Bishop to contemporary poets including Eve L. Ewing, Alice Notley, and many more.
Free and open to the public; as well as staff, alumni, and students.

  • Everyone must be masked and have COVID pass or a Tim Ticket to attend PoP 2022:
  • IF YOU ARE NOT ON COVID PASS: You must email prior to coming to MIT. You will need a Tim Ticket invitation & attestation to gain access to building 14. 
  • No food or drink is allowed. Only the moderator may have a water bottle.
  • All attendees must be masked at all times, including the moderator and respondents. There will be no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Attendees are NOT allowed to come early or stay late; we, unfortunately, cannot allow that sort of socializing this year due to MIT’s COVID policies. **Please email with any further questions.

Pleasures of Poetry 2022 Poetry Booklet PDF
Schedule: January 3 – January 21 (with the exception of MLK Day January 17.)
Building 14, 14E-304 @ 1:00-2:00pm 


January 3, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Literature Section
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue 14N-407
Cambridge, MA 02139
tel: (617) 253-3581