Posts Tagged 'Poet-in-residence'

Mulvania to connect the dots between poets with Brown Bag lecture

Mulvania to connect the dots between poets with Brown Bag lecture

Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton and W.D. Snodgrass — these names represent some of the most prominent figures in American poetry during the mid-20th century. Poet-in-residence Andrew Mulvania plans to link them all together with his Brown Bag lecture, called “The Kaleidoscopic Self: The Autobiographical Sequence” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.

Hilles’ Brown Bag identifies vitality with sustainability, eco-poetry

Hilles’ Brown Bag identifies vitality with sustainability, eco-poetry

Like most children, Rick Hilles’ mother read to him at a young age, but few consider that experience to be archetypal.

Hilles, poet-in-residence for Week Nine, compared reading and writing poetry in his life to a newborn drinking his or her mother’s milk — they are vital nutrients in surviving.

Hilles, an assistant professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will present a Brown Bag lecture, “On Poetry and Sustainability,” at 12:15 p.m. today on the Alumni Hall porch.

Keep on writin’ in the free verse, says poet-in-residence Welsch

Keep on writin’ in the free verse, says poet-in-residence Welsch

obert Frost once said free verse is like playing tennis without a net.

Gabriel Welsch, poet-in-residence for Week Eight, will keep that in mind during a Brown Bag Lecture, “Finding the Net: The Urge for Order in Contemporary Poetry” at 12:15 p.m. today on the Alumni Hall porch.

His lecture will focus on how contemporary poets have come of age in a time when there are not as many dominant modes to work with — as a result, poets tend to work in “received forms,” which already exist.