2 – 4 pm
Writers grieve, too, but they cannot be at a loss for words, for readers need consolation and frames for remembering those whom they love. This seminar explores elegies and epitaphs by Shakespeare, Whitman, A.E. Housman, Edgar Lee Masters, Philip Larkin, Primo Levi, Tupac Shakur, Anne Carson, and many others to discover what is at stake in the ingenuity, joy, and humor that animates creating literary memorials.
Daniel Bosch is an award-winning poet and teacher of writing. His poems, review-essays and translations have appeared in The TLS Poetry, The New Republic, The Rumpus, The Fortnightly Review, Berfrois, Slate, Boston Review, and many other journals.
Spoon River Anthology is available free online in suitable editions at Project Gutenberg and Bartleby.com. A free pdf of the book is also made available by Penn State at http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/masters/sranthology6x9.pdf
Masters, Edgar Lee. Spoon River Anthology. ed. John E. Hallwas. University of Illinois Press, 1992. ISBN: 0252063635
Masters, Edgar Lee. Spoon River Anthology. Dover Press, 1992. ISBN: 0486272753
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Ten sessions, $220.
This class has been cancelled.