Poetry in America: Walt Whitman
Friday, January 31st – Friday, January 31st, 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Delve into the poetic verse of Walt Whitman in the lively discussion "Poetry in America: Whitman," led by Harvard Professor Elisa New. This lecture is part of a free, four-week Harvard edX online course module of the same name starting January 15, 2014. Guests of the lecture are encouraged (but not required) to enroll in the four-week course by signing up online. New will discuss Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric" (in particular sections 7 and 9) and "Still Do I Keep My Look, My Identity..." by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Professor Elisa New is the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. New's event at the Poetry Foundation is a wonderful opportunity to gather and discuss this significant American poet and his works. EdX is a non-profit online initiative offering interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities.
For complete information about how to register for the "Poetry in America: Whitman" EdX course and about the full "Poetry in America" series, please visit the Whitman edX course. The course can be audited and there are no prerequisites, however participants are encouraged to go through the short edX “Demo.”
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.