Seminars with John Felstiner: “Can Poetry Save the Earth?”

Date and Time: 
October 21, 2009 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
October 22, 2009 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Admission per session: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

In a round-table discussion, John Felstiner leads an in-depth exploration of poems that reveal our spirited yet fraught connection
with nature, poems whose environmental imprint and impetus can freshen and sharpen our consciousness of the world around us.

Readings for the first seminar: Psalms, the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Keats, Clare, Whitman, Dickinson, Hopkins, Frost and Williams.
For the second evening: Lawrence, Jeffers, Millay, Roethke, Bishop, Levertov, Haines, Ammons, Merwin, Kinnell, Hughes and Snyder.
All materials provided.

John Felstiner, at Stanford since 1965, is the author of Can Poetry Save the Earth? A Field Guide to Nature Poems and Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies