MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2014



Pleasures of Poetry 2014

David Thorburn

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions

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.  A packet of all the chosen texts will be posted online (lit.mit.edu) and will be available in hardcopy from the Literature Office.

Sponsor(s): Literature
Contact: David Thorburn, 14N-335, 3-6950, thorburn@mit.edu


PoP

Jan/06 Mon 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/07 Tue 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/08 Wed 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/09 Thu 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/10 Fri 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/13 Mon 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/14 Tue 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/15 Wed 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/16 Thu 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/17 Fri 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/21 Tue 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/22 Wed 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/24 Fri 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/27 Mon 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/28 Tue 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/29 Wed 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/30 Thu 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304
Jan/31 Fri 01:00PM-02:00PM 14E-304

Schedule and poems available at www.lit.mit.edu