Michael Morse—Lost and Found: Reading and Writing the Elegy

Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:31pm
The elegy offers one of poetry’s most appealing consolations: it can transform loss—and even the threat of loss—into an artful presence. This session will explore how reading contemporary elegies and engaging in elegiac writing can help us reflect on the lives we’ve led (and will lead). Expect a moving and invigorating session—one that isn’t afraid to laugh, either—as we look at some poems that generate presence even in the absence of loss. We’ll also talk about potential exercises for poets and fiction writers that might yield new writing.