In honor of National Poetry Month, Brittain Fellow Jeff Fallis returns to the podcast to discuss what may be literature’s most ill-defined, misunderstood, and maligned genre. As recipients of 2016-2017 Poetry@Tech Pedagogy Grants, Jeff and I talk about some of the ways that we have integrated poetry into our composition classrooms, touching on the reading of poetry, the writing of poetry, the teaching of poetry, and even the hatred of poetry along the way.
The podcast can be played using the embedded player above, or downloaded as an mp3 file.
Lerner, Ben. The Hatred of Poetry. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016. Print.
Lukács, Georg. The Theory of the Novel: A Historico-philosophical Essay on the Forms of Great Epic Literature. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1971. Print.
Yakich, Mark. “What Is a Poem?” The Atlantic 25 Nov. 2013. Web.
Music: “Comme Des Garcons,” by Frank Ocean. © Boys Don’t Cry & Def Jam Records, 2016. Used under academic fair use for noncommercial purposes.