Extra-ordinary Light: The Poetry of Tracy K. Smith (Remote)

Lecturer(s)
Michelle Smith Quarles
Programming Associate, Literary Cleveland; Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College
Location
Online
Date
Friday September 24
Time
12-1:30 p.m. ET

Join us for an exploration of this year’s CWRU Common Reading author and the 2017 U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. In her memoir, Ordinary Light, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet writes, “Silence feeds pain, allows it to fester and thrive. What starves pain, what forces it to release its grip, is speech.” With this lecture, we will explore the unique and important ways that Smith has spoken away the silence that feeds her pain and ours in the poetry of her four books, The Body’s Question, Duende, Life on Mars, and Wade in the Water.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Free
Nonmember Cost
Free