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The Poetics of Motherhood
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Kelly Writers House, Class of 1942 Garden


What makes poetry a fitting vessel for the experience of motherhood? Motherhood’s intergenerational quality complicates temporal movement as well as the voice of a singular “I,” bridging present experience with a legacy of mothers past and the futurity of our children. ANANDA LIMA, URSULA RUCKER, SARA BURNETT, and JULIA KOLCHINSKY DASBACH — poet mothers from diverse backgrounds — will read their work and discuss motherhood not merely as subject matter, but as an integral element of poetics.