LIT. LEARNING | The Practice of Reading Poetry
This new series will take place @ MoCA L.I. in person, sessions are led by former English teacher Ed Schmieder (MPhil), to hear poetry, discover strategies for reading, and interpretation.
DECEMBER 7 @ 6:30 PM
The Practice of Reading Poetry – The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot at 100.
T. S. Eliot’s “masterpiece” The Waste Land is “a highly spiritual and humanist poem” that grew out of reactions to a troubled marriage, “global catastrophes of that period: The Great War and its impact … the state of Britain’s role internationally), the Spanish Flu pandemic…a period of major transition and trauma” not unlike our own American age.
The poem was innovative and disruptive. It was divisive and remains so. But undeniably, it was a seismic and influential poetic paradigm shift.
Join former English teacher Ed Schmieder (MPhil), to hear the poem, and discover strategies for reading it and the poems it influenced: particularly Robert Hayden’s Middle Passage.
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org