Conference Schedule 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Animals and the Imagination with Stephen Kuusisto
Date(s): Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre, Poetry
About the Session
We will explore how animals can infuse the literary imagination with dramatic and comic irony. Poets as diverse as D.H. Lawrence, Mary Oliver, W.S. Merwin, and Mark Doty (just to name some noted examples) express both the ambitions and limits of human "knowing" by acknowledging the ways that animals (both domestic and wild) often lead us away from custom.