Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin | Newberry

Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod

Meet the Author
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6 to 7:30 pm

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Open to the Public
Meet the Author

Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson.

Harris Feinsod is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures (Oxford, 2017). His essays on modern and contemporary poetry, maritime cultural history, and photography appear in publications such as American Literary History, Iowa Review, n+1, and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics: Fourth Edition, for which he served as assistant editor. Together with Rachel Galvin, he translated the complete early poetry of Oliverio Girondo, forthcoming from Open Letter Books.

Rachel Galvin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is a scholar, poet, and translator. Her essays appear in Boston Review, Comparative Literature Studies, ELH, Jacket 2, Los Angeles Review of Books, MLN, and Modernism/modernity.

After the talk, our speakers will sign copies of their books.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public; registration required.

Register online using this form, by 3 pm Wednesday, February 7.

Doors open half an hour before the program begins, with first-come, first-served seating for registered attendees. If seats remain available, non-registered individuals will be permitted to enter about ten minutes before the event’s start. Questions? Contact us at or 312-255-3610.