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Muste Lecture to explore poetry and pacifism

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:23 AM

They will take place Feb. 22-23.

Marchant, who is a member of the faculty at Suffolk University, will present the address “Another World Instead: Some Pacifist Poets and Poetics, from William Stafford to Occupy Wall Street” as this year’s A.J. Muste Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He will also give a poetry reading on Thursday, Feb. 23. Both events will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall, 263 College Ave.

The public is invited to both the lecture and the reading. Admission is free.

Marchant’s address will explore a variety of questions — including whether or not there is a poetics of pacifism; whether or not an anti-war poem can accomplish real of lasting good; lessons that anti-war poets and poems teach about resistance to war and the affirmations of peace; and how such poetry might help foster and pass on a “living tradition,” a consciousness and a conscience that will help inspire the peace-builders of the future. 

A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

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