AMC Online | Meet a Poet: David Thorburn
The American Center in Moscow’s MEET A POET series comes back on June 27 at 6:00 PM MSK with a conversation with American poet David Thorburn and moderator Charles deGravelles.
Professor of Literature and Comparative Media at MIT, David Thorburn brings a number of poems from his latest publication, a book of poems titled Knots. To get a sneak peek at these poems in Russian and English click here.
About the Guest Speaker/Poet:
David Thorburn has been teaching and writing about literature and contemporary media for more than half a century. His latest publication is a book of poems titled Knots. He is Professor of Literature and Comparative Media at MIT and Director Emeritus of the MIT Communications Forum.
A renowned teacher, his lectures on The Film Experience have reached an international audience on YouTube and on MIT’s OpenCourseWare platform. His lecture series Masterworks of Twentieth-Century Literature is available from The Teaching Company.
His other publications include a study of the novelist Joseph Conrad, many essays and reviews on literature and media, and the influential anthology Rethinking Media Change, the launch volume in the MIT Press series Media in Transition, of which he was editor in chief.
To get a sneak peek at David Thorburn’s poems in Russian and English click here.
Listen to David Thorburn share his role at MIT and the story behind what inspired him to become a film scholar.
About the Moderator:
Charles N. deGravelles’ poetry and fiction have been widely published in literary journals such as the Southern Review, Ohio Review, and Literary Quarterly, and in anthologies such as Wide Awake in the Pelican State: Stories by Contemporary Louisiana Writers, and Uncommon Place, an Anthology of Contemporary Louisiana Poets. His first book of poems, The Well Governed Son, was published by the New Orleans Poetry Journal Press. His biography, Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run (LSU Press), won the Louisiana Library Association’s Literary Award for best book of 2015. A new volume of poems, Parking for Paradise Only, will be published later this year. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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To watch this event live, tune in to the American Center in Moscow’s YouTube channel and VK page on June 25 at 6:00 PM MSK. You can also watch the recording of this event on the same platforms after the event’s end.
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