Joynes Literary Society
Tue, October 31, 2006 • 5:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room CRD 007A
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 wSign up for this event in the Joynes Reading Room and pick up a free packet of poetry.