Pleasures of Poetry
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Building 14, 14E-304
160 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139
Free and open to the public; as well as staff, alumni, and students (non-credit IAP activity).
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 twenty 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 such greats as Shakespeare, Keats, Auden, and Bishop to contemporary poets including Lucille Clifton, Alice Notley, and many more.
- January 14th session will be moved to 14N-417.
- January 20th MIT will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.