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Poetry and Flowing Water

April 23, 2013Patrick NunnallyProgram & AnnouncementsComments Off on Poetry and Flowing Water

From our colleagues/partners at the Institute for Advanced Study:

Poetry by the river—east bank of the river, near U of M campus, April 30, 4 p.m.

“Water, is taught by thirst / Land—by the oceans passed,” writes Emily Dickinson. This talk will consider various ways in which poets like Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Derek Walcott, and others envision water in some of their well-known poems. While differing in their means, ultimately these poets share a particular vision of water as both a physical site and a site for evoking reflection.

This talk will be located at the River Park Flats on the Mississippi bank (located on the grassy area directly behind the Medical Center on the East Bank campus off Harvard Street. Attendees can meet at the patio door of Coffman at 3:40 to walk over together.

Amir Hussain graduated from the University of Minnesota with an MFA in Creative Writing last May, where he wrote a poetry thesis that explored human relations to nature. He holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

https://events.umn.edu/027112

No guarantees that the snow will have stopped for the season, but very early predictions show temps around 70!

 

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