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May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Lecture: Recovering Paterson in Paterson. William Carlos Williams’s epic poem Paterson announces itself as a poem of place. Its title points us to the subject of the poem: Paterson, New Jersey. And yet, scholarship on Williams’s epic poem has often overlooked the history, geography, and people of Paterson. This talk seeks to recover the importance of Paterson in Paterson by discussing Williams’s relationship with the city—a relationship that both grew with the poem and exceeded it. Presented by Kyra Morris, a PhD candidate in English at Princeton University. Join us in-person at 1pm.