This seminar will use visual and musical works to explore the moment when the modern poet is pulled in many different directions by complicated emotions. The group will read Ashbery, Bishop, and Jarrell, listen to the music of Elliott Carter, and look at paintings by modern and Renaissance artists.
"One of the most popular poets of the 1920s, Edna St. Vincent Millay was known for her exquisite love sonnets and her dazzling concert hall recitations. Laurel Blossom examines Millay’s technique, themes and poetic voice.
"An introduction to the art and theory of translating poetry, featuring translators intimately involved with journeys from Spanish, Italian and Portuguese into English. Hands-on translation experience will be offered. Fluency is not required.