Lecture – 'On Wonder and (Re)Discovery in Poetry'

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Maggie Smith concludes her two week residency with "On Wonder and (Re)Discovery in Poetry."

Poems help us see anew; they invite us to (re)discover the world we live in. But how? In this craft lecture, we'll explore how a variety of contemporary poets use line, syntax, metaphor and anaphora to "show their thinking" on the page, not only embracing wonder and discovery, but also formally enacting it. Also, we'll discuss why poems that lean toward wonder – toward questioning rather than knowing, sincerity rather than irony – feel essential at the current moment.

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Helen S. Schaefer Building, 1508 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ
United States
US
contact info & links
Department/Unit: 
University of Arizona Poetry Center
Contact Person: 
Poetry Center
Contact's Phone: 
520-626-3765
Contact's Email: 

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Poetry Center.