Poetry and Historical Memory

Poetry and Historical Memory April 24, 2013 Two prominent poets and thinkers, one the Pulitzer Prize winning current U.S. Poet Laureate, read from their work and discuss the relationship between poetry and historical memory. How should writers approach historical events? What is the role of research? Are there limits to the transformation of one's materials? What are the costs of bearing witness? Natasha Trethewey Pulitzer Prize Winning U.S. Poet Laureate; Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University Christopher Merrill Poet; Director, International Writing Program, University of Iowa Sign up to our mailing list to stay informed of upcoming NYU Abu Dhabi Institute events: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/abu-dhabi-events/mailing-list.html To view our past events and videos, click here: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/abu-dhabi-events/archived-abu-dhabi-... Follow NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NYU-Abu-Dhabi-Institute/167869253250085 Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUADInstitute Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuadinstitute/ Follow NYU Abu Dhabi on social media: Visit our website: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYUAD Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYUAbuDhabi Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyuabudhabi

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