Lyric Poetry Festival with David Baker, Linda Gregerson, Stanley Plumly & Ann Townsend
This festival offers a refreshing perspective on one of the most popular and infinitely flexible forms in the Western tradition.
2:00pm: Lyric Sublime and the Problem of Beauty
David Baker and Linda Gregerson trace the evolution of the lyric sublime from its Greek and Latin origins to its modern modes.
4:00pm: Lyric Meditation and the Problem of People
Ann Townsend and Stanley Plumly consider the lyric poem's history as a private song and seek to discover a place for other people in this intimate art form.
6:00pm: Lyric Poetry Reading