Plan II Honors

Joynes Literary Society

What difference does poetry make in its own time? Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) famously declared that "poetry makes nothing happen," yet he spent a lifetime writing poems that directly engaged the history of his day. The collected Auden could be used as a textbook of English poetics, as he wrote intensely musical poems in every known English metrical form, in lyrical, satirical, narrative, and "light verse" modes. This technical virtuosity makes for a lot of fun in reading Auden aloud (as we w

Tue, October 31, 2006 | Joynes Reading Room CRD 007A

5:00 PM

Sign up for this event in the Joynes Reading Room and pick up a free packet of poetry.

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  • Plan II Honors Program

    University of Texas at Austin
    305 East 23rd St
    CLA 2.102
    Austin, Texas, 78712-1250
    512-471-1442