Purpose of poetry is next ASC faculty lecture

(09-22-2010)

Poets and poetry inspire humanity. Published poet and Adams State College Professor of English Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy's lecture "Not Only to Woo Women: What Poetry Does" begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130. The event is part of the Fall 2010 Faculty Lecture series.

Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy

Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy

This talk will quickly move beyond/aside poetry focused on romance and explore the many purposes of poetry from the viewpoint of poets. More centrally, it will look at ways to respond to poetry, including how to sit with difficult poetry. To accomplish these explorations, participants will dabble and paddle in the sounds and significances of poetry as they examine a few poems, including a few by the speaker; they will also engage in a metaphor-writing activity beloved by creative writers. Take a quiz, sing a poem, maybe even slow down a bit, as poems reach from sorrow to laughter.

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, associate professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.