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Extra-ordinary Light: The Poetry of Tracy K. Smith

Case Western Reserve University

  • Date Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Time 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Case Western Reserve University

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Join CWRU's Siegal Lifelong Learning for an exploration of this year’s CWRU Common Reading author and the 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. In her memoir, Ordinary Light, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet writes, “Silence feeds pain, allows it to fester and thrive. What starves pain, what forces it to release its grip, is speech.” With this lecture, we will explore the unique and important ways that Smith has spoken away the silence that feeds her pain and ours in the poetry of her four books, The Body’s Question, Duende, Life on Mars, and Wade in the Water.
Free & open to the community

Register here: https://case.edu/lifelonglearning/lectures/extra-ordinary-light-poetry-tracy-k-smith-remote

Extra-ordinary Light: The Poetry of Tracy K. Smith

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