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Rae Armantrout on the contemporary lyric

By Harriet Staff

Check out this video of Rae Armantrout giving a talk on the lyric at the University of Chicago. She argues that there’s been a resurgence in the interest of “the lyric” as a category, and with this resurgence of interest has come an expansion in its definition. The best thing about this talk is that it’s not actually a talk, and certainly not improvised, but rather a thoughtfully argued and researched essay. The only complaint we have is the size of the streaming video. It’s tiny!


Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 by Harriet Staff.