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Presented By: Residential College

The Residential College 2020-2021 Annual Robertson Lecture: "The News from Poetry: In An Era of False Facts and True Fallacies, What's to be Found in Art?"

Presented by Award-winning Writer, Theodore Roethke Distinguished University Professor, and RC Alumna, Laura Kasischke

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The Residential College 2020-2021 Robertson Memorial Lecture

Award-Winning Writer, Theodore Roethke Distinguished University Professor and RC Alumna, Laura Kasischke

"The News from Poetry: In an Era of False Facts and True Fallacies, What's to be Found in Art?”

March 3, 2021 via Zoom
4 - 5:30pm, with an online reception to follow
Register at https://myumi.ch/yKA8b

This talk will explore the ways in which art crosses borders and boundaries, both personal and global, erases political divisions to unite generations and cultures, to speak to all genders and races, to erase religious and economic divisions, while traveling eternally and generously (and for free!) from continent to continent, century to century, enduring through crises and chaos, disease and despair, to bring us the truths without which we will die.

Laura Kasischke is a graduate of the Residential College and is now proud to be an instructor of creative writing in it as well as in the English Department, where she is the Theodore Roethke Distinguished University Professor. She has published eleven collections of poetry, nine novels, a novella, and a collection of short stories. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and three of her novels have been made into feature length films. The recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rilke Award for Poetry, and numerous teaching awards, Kasischke’s twelfth collection of poetry, Lightning Falls in Love, will be published in September.

Presented by the Residential College, celebrating 50 years of the Creative Writing & Literature Program

The Robertson Memorial Lecture is an annual Residential College event made possible by a gift honoring Professor James H. Robertson and Jean B. Robertson, the first Dean of the Residential College and his wife.

This event is free and open to the public.
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