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.
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