Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton and W.D. Snodgrass — these names represent some of the most prominent figures in American poetry during the mid-20th century. Poet-in-residence Andrew Mulvania plans to link them all together with his Brown Bag lecture, called “The Kaleidoscopic Self: The Autobiographical Sequence” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Five will center on heightening emotions, the basics of poetry and playwriting.
Some say poetry should address only universal themes, while others argue the work of a poet is inseparable from his life.
Week Two poet-in-residence Andrew Mulvania will address the debate that is older than Walt Whitman.
Mulvania will present his lecture “Poetry and the Self: Autobiography in American Poetry” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of Alumni Hall.
The writers-in-residence for Week Two will help writers channel the dead in their poetry and push their fiction characters into danger.
Poet-in-residence Andrew Mulvania and prose writer-in-residence Toni Jensen will lead workshops throughout the week, and both will give readings of their work at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the front porch of Alumni Hall.