Author Talk: Poetry Without Pain

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Join us for an evening with author Lee A. Jacobus who will give a talk on contemporary poetry and a reading from his newly published book of poems, Wildcat on the Shoreline.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase (payable by cash or check) and signing at this event.

About the talk:

An introduction to four poets: Louise Gluck, Billy Collins, Donald Hall, and Elizabeth Bishop. All poets feel the influence of those who have gone before them, and modern poetry is changing in interesting ways. Contemporary poetry is not only alive and well, but burgeoning on bookshelves everywhere. And, while modern poetry has a reputation for being difficult, the poets and works I will discuss and read from are meant to be understood and felt deeply.

About the author:

Lee A. Jacobus is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he taught poetry, Milton, Shakespeare, and modern Anglo-Irish literature. His poems appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, The Literary Review, Michigan Quarterly, Other Voices (Chicago), and elsewhere. Among his books are Wildcat on the Shoreline (poems), Crown Island (novel), Volcanic Jesus (short stories), A World of Ideas, The Humanities Through the Arts, The Bedford Introduction to Drama, Shakespeare: The Dialectic of Certainty, and others.

Although Lee A. Jacobus has published or edited some 40 or more books in his career, including book-length studies on John Milton and William Shakespeare, The World of Ideas, Poems in Context, The Humanities Through the Arts, his first book of brand new poems, centered on Connecticut’s shoreline, has just been published to coincide with his 87th birthday!


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