Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter"

Cartoon drawing of man holding a sign that reads Hildebidle, which is the professor's last name.

Cartoon drawing of man holding sign that reads Hildebidle. (Image courtesy of John Hodgen.)


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Fall 2002



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The landscape we will explore is the troublesome one of the relevance, impact, and importance of poetry in a troubled modern world. We will read both poetry and prose by several substantial modern writers, each of whom confronted the question that is the subject's title.

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John Hildebidle. 21L.704 Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter". Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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