Favorite Poem: Open Reading with the English Faculty
Of all of the poems ever written, which have wormed their way deepest into the hearts of our English professors? And what about you? Whether it’s one of Shakespeare’s love sonnets, or a note to death by Emily Dickinson, or a rant by Anis Mojgani, or something spray-painted onto a wall, come to this open-mike event to listen and recite. It was Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate, who founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997. We are still celebrating the idea.