Poetry At the End of the World

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Venue:Green Library 220, FIU campus

Amid such dangers, and against their dark, engulfing tide, the humanities offer a life raft and a compass. Postmodern American poets have made the confrontation with decline and catastrophe central to their work, often borrowing from the biblical Books of Daniel and Apocalypse to reflect upon the current situation as well as to illuminate it. They have written with great insight, conviction, hope, and even humor, proving that there is poetry at the end of the world.This event is free and open to the public.

Russo Lecture