Derek Attridge 'The Experience of Poetry' Book Launch

This event celebrates the publication of Professor Derek Attridge's work The Experience of Poetry with a book launch panel discussion.

The Experience of Poetry asks, was the experience of poetry—or a cultural practice we now call poetry—continuously available across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the Homeric epics to the publication of Ben Jonson's Works and the death of Shakespeare in 1616? How did the pleasure afforded by the crafting of language into memorable and moving rhythmic forms play a part in the lives of hearers and readers in Ancient Greece and Rome, Europe during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and Britain during the Renaissance?