Free and open to the public (reception to follow)
Hybrid: Online & Best Buy Theater, Northrop
Professional captioning & ASL interpretation provided
This event will be recorded
Stephaine Burt: Professor of English, Harvard University
Shipping containers mean industry, engineering, and capital, protecting their contents while taking part in both the vital exchanges and toxic commerce that create our modern world. These containers give us a useful figure for what lyric poems do: how they protect their individual contents, how they travel, and above all how they let us repurpose their traveling structures, finding means and ends their first builders could never have foreseen. A reception will follow this event at 4:30 p.m. CT.
Presented in partnership by the Institute for Advanced Study and the Creative Writing Program through the Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer Series.
The Institute for Advanced Study is committed to making its events accessible to everyone. All IAS Thursday events are professionally captioned, and this event will also include ASL interpretation. To request additional accommodations, please contact Peter Mason, email@example.com. To ensure we are able to arrange services, please make requests for this event by Thursday, January 19, 2023.