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Scrivened in Delight: A Selection of Poems by Wallace Stevens

Lawyer and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Wallace Stevens sought “a substitute for religion” and concluded that “poetry is a renovation of experience . . . a response to the daily necessity of getting the world right.” As I return to him over the years, I find new depths in his work. Intellectual, philosophical, playful, enigmatic, and profound, Stevens presents a rich celebration of this world, both in light and in shadow. We will, of course, touch on such poetic elements as imagery, rhyme, and figures of speech; however, our main focus will be a conversation about our own experiences with the poems as we read them together.

Instructor Bio:

Patricia Bristowe has an MA in psychology and a PhD in English literature from Drew University. After 40 years of teaching college courses from Sacramento to Baltimore, she enjoyed teaching for OLLI at UC Davis. Since moving to Charlottesville in 2008, she has taught courses for OLLI at UVa.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B31 Patricia Bristowe Apr 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 Th 10:00-11:30 a.m. Homewood Suites A

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