Dornsife Dialogues: "Poetry: The Conscience of Culture"

Friday, February 26 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Poetry has always offered a safe harbor in times of cultural, social and personal crisis. But it has been particularly prominent of late following Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem, The Hill We Climb. Join some of the world’s most accomplished poets as they explain how everyone can draw inspiration and strength from poetry to lead a richer life.

Moderated by David Ulin, associate professor of the practice of English and former editor and book critic for the Los Angeles Times, the panel will feature Robin Coste Lewis, USC Dornsife writer in residence and the former poet laureate of Los Angeles; David St. John, USC Dornsife University Professor and Professor of English and Comparative Literature and a widely published and lauded poet; and multi-award winner Douglas Kearney, poet, performer and author of six books, one of which was described as a “seismic, polyphonic mash-up that disturbs the tongue.”

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Comparative Literature (COLT), Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, English


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