The Poetry Project


Lyric Relation with Jos Charles

The Poetry Project has presently suspended all events through the end of April 2020, with the strong possibility that events will need to be suspended beyond this due to COVID-19. We will be offering full refunds for any impacted events, and will also work to reschedule as needed.

This talk centers the uses of the lyric, of writing and reading lyrically, through an engagement with the work of Édouard Glissant. Utilizing historical definitions of the lyric alongside Glissant’s critical and literary work, the poetry collection Boises is considered especially as an instance of the lyric as a method for literary encounter and as a possible method for broader social and political encounters.