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“The Lip of the Flamingo”: Timothy Donnelly on Poetry & The Misuse of Language


This Thursday, February 26th at 6pm at Houghton Library, Timothy Donnelly (author of Hymn to Life and The Cloud Corporation) will discuss the rhetorical device known as catachresis–from the Greek katakhrēsthai, meaning ‘misuse’–as it appears in the work of Emily Dickinson (among others), its relation to the poetic generally, and flamingos. Due to the slew of cancelled readings this season, Donnelly has kindly agreed to read a brief selection of poems after his lecture. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Bagley Wright Lecture series and the Woodberry Poetry Room.

NOTE: Book sales will be cash and check only.

Christina Davis

Christina Davis

Christina Davis is the curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. She is also the author of AN ETHIC (Nightboat Books) and FORTH A RAVEN (Alice James).
Christina Davis
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Christina Davis is the curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. She is also the author of AN ETHIC (Nightboat Books) and FORTH A RAVEN (Alice James).

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