Film, Video The Beast: How Poetry Makes Us Human
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- The Beast: How Poetry Makes Us Human
- Dorothea Lasky, the inaugural Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry, discussing humanizing aspects of verse.
- Event Date
- December 05, 2013
- - Dorothea Lasky has published three collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared in a number of prominent publications, including the New Yorker, Paris Review, and American Poetry Review. Known for her colloquial, even slangy style and dramatic readings, Lasky acknowledges that "there is a kind of arrogance, a kind of supreme power, that when infused with a little real humility and expertise, makes a poem. Because the poem is always about the speaker." Lasky was awarded a Bagley Wright Fellowship in 2013 and is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University.
- Related Resources
- Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/
- Running Time
- 57 minutes, 49 seconds
- Online Format
- online text
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