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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!

Originally Published: March 9th, 2011