Title: What Is Poetry For?
Date: July 13, 2016
Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
Description: Join Poetry editor Don Share and poet and teacher Srikanth Reddy for a moderated discussion about how poets and thinkers are attempting to answer fundamental questions of contemporary poetry’s value, method, and role in society. The discussion will include questions such as: Have universities and MFA programs been good for poetry, or just good for poets? Is censorship of art ever justified? And can poetry really contribute positively, as many of its adherents claim, to political progress?