Boston University Hosts Political Poetry Forum

in Arts, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities/Social Science, News Releases
September 22nd, 2004

Contact: Richard Taffe, 617-353-4626 |

(Boston) — With the presidential campaign peaking, distinguished poets Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, and Adam Zagajewski will offer a literary take on politics on Tuesday, October 5, at Boston University. After each reads a selection of politically potent poems, they will engage in a conversation about the role of poetry in politics.

Starting at 6 p.m., the event is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

Pinsky, a former United States poet laureate, and Walcott, the 1992 Nobel Prize winner for literature, are professors in the Creative Writing Program of BU’s Department of English. Zagajewski, one of the leading poets of the Polish “New Wave” who wrote on the nature of Communism, is a visiting professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University in cooperation with the Boston University Creative Writing Program and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For further information call the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University at 617-358-2778.

Events: Poetry and Politics:
A conversation with three poets

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: Photonics Center, 2nd floor auditorium
Boston University
8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston

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