The Lost Poetry of World War II:

Daniel Swift
A Seminar with Daniel Swift
Date and Time: 
November 20, 2010 - 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

Daniel Swift, the author of Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War and a professor of English at Skidmore College, examines poems written in response to the bombing campaigns of World War II and contemplates the role of poetry as a means of moral witnessing and historical testimony. Texts include the poetry of Dylan Thomas, Louis MacNeice, Randall Jarrell and John Ciardi, as well as extracts from the diaries of Virginia Woolf.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations