The Office Hour, Chapter 19: “April Is the Cruellest Month”

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.

Works Cited

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.

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About Andrew Marzoni

Andrew Marzoni is a writer, critic, teacher, musician, and co-editor of TECHStyle. He has a MA in English & American Literature from New York University and a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota. His essays and criticism have appeared in ARTnews, Cinephile, The New York Observer, The Quarterly Conversation, Review 31, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and other publications. He is currently writing a critical history of Semiotext(e), 1974-present.
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