Artistic and Scholarly Sessions: High Voltage Poetry: On the Poetic Turn
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April 1, 2016; 3:15–3:45 pm
Like plot twists in novels and movies, the poetic turn—sometimes called the “volta”— contributes significantly to the power of great poetry. Strangely, attention to the turn has been sporadic rather than systematic. In this session, we will attend closely to the turn and its surprises. And, surprise: you’ll never read a poem the same way again.
Presenters: Michael Theune, Professor of English and Writing Program Director
Dan Smart ’06, author of the blog “Rhythm Is the Instrument”
Student Respondents: Kristina Dehlin ’16, English-Writing and Philosophy double major
Jake Morris ’18, Environmental Studies major
Illinois Wesleyan University
Higher Education | Poetry
Theune, Michael; Smart, Class of 2006, Dan; Dehlin, Class of 2016, Kristina; and Morris, Class of 2018, Jake, "Artistic and Scholarly Sessions: High Voltage Poetry: On the Poetic Turn" (2016). Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen. 10.
The slides used will be available here when possible. A video of this presentation is available through the link above; the direct URL is https://youtu.be/AHajA-BEYxQ?list=PLiP9aNdnuG5V6X5QHlYT_Tzp1VdFioLfq