On May 8, I had the pleasure of recording Marjorie Perloff’s talk Reading the Verses Backward, Poetry for the Digital Age.” Marjorie Perloff is a leading scholar of contemporary poetry. She served as the president of the ACLA from 1993-95, and was the president of the MLA in 2006. Her most influential books include Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media, and Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary, which remain essential reading for those interested in poetry and poetics. Her talk took place in Gerlinger Lounge at the University of Oregon and was co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oregon Humanities Center, the departments of Romance Languages, Comparative Literature, Latin American Studies, and the translation studies working group.
Please enjoy the recording, which has been left uncut to faithfully present the talk itself, and visit the complete blog post associated with this episode here.