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Poetry scholar to speak on 'lyric intimacy,' April 14-16

Three lectures on the theme "Lyric Intimacy: Speaking to Invisible Listeners" will be presented Wednesday through Friday, April 14-16, in McCosh 50.

The speaker will be Helen Vendler, the A. Kinglsey Porter University Professor at Harvard University. The author of numerous books on poets and poetry, she has been selected to deliver the 2004 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities in May.

The times and titles of the lectures at Princeton are:

  • 8 p.m. Wednesday on "George Herbert and God: Intimacy With the Better Self";
  • 8 p.m. Thursday on "Walt Whitman and the Reader in Futurity: Intimacy With the Longed-for Camerado"; and
  • 4:30 p.m. Friday on "John Ashbery and the Artist of the Past: Intimacy With a Vanished Twin Abstract."

Vendler's talks are designated as the J. Edward Farnum Lectures and are part of the University's Public Lectures Series .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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