SEIS Academic Forum Series
Forum on Culture Studies
American Poets in the City: From Whitman to Hip Hop
座谈人：Elisa New (哈佛企业英文系）
座谈人概况：Elisa New is the Creator and Host of Poetry in America,the Director of Verse Video Education, and the Powell M.Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in classic American literature from the Puritans through the present day. Her multi-platform initiative, Poetry in America, has convened conversations with nearly 50,000 participants worldwide and features special guests Bill Clinton, Elena Kagan, Nas, Billy Collins, Herbie Hancock, and more. She is the author of The Regenerate Lyric: Theology and Innovation in American Poetry (Cambridge University Press,? 1992); The Line’s Eye: Poetic Experience, American Sight (Harvard University Press, 1999);? Jacob’s Cane: A Jewish Family’s Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the Ports of London and Baltimore: A Memoir in Five Generations (Basic Books, 2009); and New England Beyond Criticism: In Defense of America’s First Literature, A Wiley Blackwell Manifesto (Wiley Blackwell 2014). Her current book project is How to Read American Poetry, a companion text to the various projects embraced by the multi-platform Poetry in America initiative, to be published by Wiley Blackwell.
座谈内容：we will consider those American poets whose themes, forms, and voices have given expression to visions of the city since 1850.? Beginning with Walt Whitman, the great poet of nineteenth-century New York, we will explore the diverse and ever-changing environment of the modern city – from Chicago to London, from San Francisco to Detroit – through the eyes of such American poets as Carl Sandburg, Emma Lazarus, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Frank O’Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Hayden, and Robert Pinsky, as well as contemporary hip-hop and spoken word artists.