Please join the Franklin & Marshall College Department of English on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts as former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitizer Prize Winner Louise Glück delivers the 2014 Hausman Lecture. The event is free. No tickets are required.
Louise Glück is a master of the lyric poem that moves with vitality and rigor into regions of thought and heart that seem so pure, so unforced, that they leave a reader in that heightened state one might call "the ecstatic." Her poems, more than any living American poet, consistently, hauntingly, often chillingly, arrive at wisdom. Her work is such a pleasure to teach; students discover a mastery of music and insight that does not alienate but makes the craft of poetry seem possible, and, perhaps more importantly, crucial to the depth with which we can choose to live our lives.