Seattle: Lasky Lectures “On the Materiality of the Imagination”

This week, the first installment of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series comes to Seattle as Dorothea Lasky gives a talk titled “On the Materiality of the Imagination” Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at ACT Theatre, 700 E. Union St.

Founded by Wave Books publisher Charles Wright, the Bagley Wright Lecture Series is part of a program that grants fellowships to writers as a means of assisting their exploration of poetry and poetics with the ultimate goal of readying a collection of critical work for publication. Earlier this fall, in conjunction with the series, Lasky gave talks at Harvard (“Poetry and the Metaphysical I”) and NYU (“What Is Color in Poetry or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word?”).

According to Seattle Arts & Lectures Program Director Rebecca Hoogs, SAL hopes to bring future participants in the lecture series, including Timothy Donnelly and Joshua Beckman, to Seattle for readings.

This particular talk is the last event this year for the SAL Poetry Series, which continues in 2014 with the following readings:

Bob Hicok, Feb. 13, 2014

Christine Deavel & J.W. Marshall, March 19, 2014

Anne Carson, May 13, 2014

Juan Felipe Herrera, June 2, 2014

More information is available at the SAL website.


-Bill Carty