English 90kb. Poems of Seamus Heaney and Thomas Hardy

Instructor: Elaine Scarry
Thursday, 3:00-5:00 pm | Location: TBA
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Enrollment: Limited to 15 students

Written a century apart, the poems of Seamus Heaney and Thomas Hardy create an urgent call and response between earth and under-earth. The poets share metrical virtuosity, compressed lyric forms, the unfolding of personal history within public crisis and transformation, and the recognition that the acuity of sentience - the daily practice of exquisitely precise perceptual acts - is the ethical center of our brief stay above ground.