Is a poem more like a song or a shipping container? What was a poem in the seventeenth century, and what is it in the digital age? Why poetry, anyway? Join our world-class speakers as they explore these and other questions. The symposium will conclude with a conversation with former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Visit the Center for Poetry & Poetics website for more information.
"WHAT IS A POEM?"
Friday, March 17, 2017
The Rotunda Dome Room
10am - Noon - Panel 1
“Apollo Barroco: What Was a Poem in the Seventeenth Century?”
“The Poem and the Ocean-Encircled Earth"
“Reading the Verses Backward: Poetry for the Digital Age”
1:30pm - 3:30pm - Panel 2
"The Song of the Harpies"
4:00pm - 5:00pm – A Conversation with Rita Dove