This popular activity –- which aims to reach all lovers of poetry — has been offered every IAP for the last fifteen 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. Download and save the Pleasures of Poetry Packet for the detailed calendar, list of moderators and all the chosen texts. Hard copies of the packet are available outside the Literature Office.
Contact: David Thorburn, 14N-335, 3-6950, firstname.lastname@example.org