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Keats and Beats

Poetry!

K&B is all about poetry – reading it, writing it, talking about it. Everybody is always welcome, so be sure to tell all of your friends, because it really is better with people other than the usual band of suspects.

Seriously, Keats and Beats thrives upon the diversity of its contributors, and the more contributors, the better the chances that we won’t have to hear The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock at every single K&B. I love that poem as much or more than any one, but come on… to be read every two weeks at the same event? That’s not what T.S. Eliot meant… that’s not what he meant at all.

The next question that springs forth from the ever bubbling fountains of the minds who hear this spiel is: can I read my own?

And my answer, that I shall spout from the highest peak, from coast to coast, is a resounding YES! Please, you are all encouraged to read your own poetry. That is one of the most special things about K&B: many closet poets come out in the cozy atmosphere that meets semimonthly that is Keats and Beats.

Check out postings below about upcoming and past Keats and Beats events, as well as a few poems!

Keats & Beats: Ὀδύσσεια for Our Time Too

5:00PM Monday, Apr. 21st | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Are you Team Fagles or Team Rieu? Join Professor Emily Wilson to discuss the translation of Homeric … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: Soundings: An Evening with William Logan

8:00PM Tuesday, Dec. 17th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Soundings: An Evening with William Logan Join Keats & Beats as we take a break from finals … Continue reading

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Keats & Beats: (Im)penetrable Beauty: Difficult Poems

6:00PM Monday, Sept. 23th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) A Panel Discussion with Charles Bernstein, Julia Bloch and Bob Perelman What draws us to difficult poems, … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: The Long 19th

6:00PM Tuesday, April 9nd | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Spring flowers breed poetic powers! Last time we invited Charles Bernstein, very much a contemporary poet. For … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: Charles Bernstein

5:30 PM PhST Friday, Februrary 15th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Mulled cider, pears and honey, poetry… what do these all have in common? They are … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: Elizabeth Bishop and MGMT100 with Anne Greenhalgh

Philomathean Halls | Tuesday, February 22, 6pm The Philomathean Society presents a discussion with Dr. Anne Greenhalgh on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Management 100. We will sample the works of the poet laureate and Dr. G will discuss … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: Mad Men and Frank O’Hara

6.00 PM, Monday 8 November 2010 | Philomathean Halls, 4th floor College Hall (No previous Mad Men viewing experience required!) The Philomathean Society presents a discussion with Amy Paeth on the uses and abuses of Frank O’Hara on the television … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats with Kevin Platt

Tuesday 26 October 2010 | Philomathean Halls, 4th Floor College Hall Come to Philo and discuss underground poetry of the 1980s in the USSR, in particular, the Moscow Conceptualist group (including Dmitry Prigov, Lev Rubinshtein, Timur Kibirov and others). These … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: Madness and Gladness

6:00 PM, Tuesday 21 September 2010 | Philomathean Halls, 4th Floor College Hall “Madness and Gladness: Mental Health and Poetic Prowess in the Autobiographical Works of Cowper, Roethke, Plath, and Beyond” Featuring Lance Wahlert — Department of Medical Ethics, University … Continue reading

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A Poem of 10ve

Written by Rob Hass and presented at the 24th Joyce Kilmer Bad Poetry Competition “Roses are red” say my visual sensors, And violets softly cerulean. My circuitry codes for all manner of flora, By setting the requisite booleans. How sad, … Continue reading

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