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Date: 1/19/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Title: Poetry Writing Seminar
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Location: Main Level of the Library
Description: "The Eye" is both human and nonhuman; we are all animals, creatures that see and experience the world in various ways. "The Eye" is also emblematic, symbolic, transformative; it's 'appearance' as Emerson's "Transparent Eyeball"; the missing, gouged eye (ouch!) in Poe's "The Black Cat"; the "electric eye" in Updike's short story, "A&P." We will look at various sources, ways of seeing versus looking, and representations thereof in literary genres ranging from essay to poetry. In between our discussions, we will take time to compose poems that reveal, provocate, and see. Led by poetry scholar Heather J. Macpherson.

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