May 25, 2019

Explore Works of Whitman, Dickinson at Essex Library

Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

ESSEX – University of New Haven faculty member Chuck Timlin has brought his excellent teaching skills to the Essex Library community on topics such as Chaucer, Beowulf, Wordsworth and Robert Frost.

Now, back by popular demand, he turns his talents to an examination of the poets Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. This series of five seminars will explore the writings of the 19th century’s two greatest American poets. Together, Whitman and Dickinson created an original American poetic tradition as distinct from Britain and Europe’s traditions. They are two of the most remarkably original poets whose influence still resonates deeply with today’s poets around the world.

Join in the discussion at 6:30 p.m. on five consecutive Thursdays, from March 17 through April 14.

These illustrated seminars are free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Please call the Library at (860) 767-1560 for more information or to register. The Essex Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex.