Book talk: Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

WhenOctober 10, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WhereClassics Building, Room 110
Event Website
Contact InformationCenter for Latin American Studies
DescriptionHarris Feinsod, Northwestern University

This talk, drawn from Feinsod’s new book, charts a history of relations among poets in the US and Latin America, spanning from the Good Neighbor diplomacy of the 1930s through the Cold War cultural policies of the 1960s. Connecting works by Bishop, de Burgos, Cardenal, Ginsburg, Hughes, Lezama, Neruda, Olson, Paz, Padilla, Stevens, Wolcott, Williams, and others, Feinsod reveals how poets of many nations imagined the contradictory ideal of a “poetry of the Americas,” which linked multiple cultures, even as it reflected the inequities of the inter-American political system.

Free and open to the public
Followed by a light reception.

CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Discussions, Readings, Arts
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