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.
Contact: David Thorburn, 14N-335, 3-6950, firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule and poems available at www.lit.mit.edu