Events: StAnza 2010
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The StAnza Lecture
Myth, Magic and the Future of Poetry: Grevel Lindop
This event took place on Thu 18 March
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room
It seems clear that (as Robert Graves predicted sixty years ago in 'The White Goddess') we are approaching the end of an historical era. Climate change and many other factors are already altering the world fundamentally. To find an adequate creative response, poets will need to look again at the deep roots of their art. The lecture will explore ways in which an awareness of myth and a sense of the shamanistic role of the poet, may help us to survive and even flourish imaginatively in a world very different from the one we thought we knew.
The First StAnza PN Review Lecture, presented with the support of PN Review.
Now in its 38th year, PN Review, ‘poésie sans frontières’, appears every two months. It is a magazine of poetry, translation, reviews and features, dedicated to poetry and its many contexts, past and present. John Ashbery describes it as ‘probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world’.