Michael Speaks on ‘Poetry at the Edge of Silence’ 

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Sewanee English professor Jennifer Michael will open the Summer 2019 School of Letters Reading and Lecture Series with “Poetry at the Edge of Silence,” at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, in Gailor Auditorium. 

The talk will be followed by a reception, which is cosponsored by St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development.

Michael holds degrees from the University of the South, Oxford University, and Northwestern University. Her teaching includes upper-level courses in late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, a seminar on William Blake, and a Studies in Poetry course focusing on “Poetry, Nature, and Contemplation.”

While her teaching and research interests tend to focus on late eighteenth-century and Romantic poetry, her current project on poetry and silence is heavily informed by her Studies in Poetry course, “Apprehensions of the Sacred.” 

Michael’s poems have appeared in “Mezzo Cammin,” “The Unprecedented Review,” “3 Elements Review,” and the “Cumberland River Review,” among others. Finishing Line Press will publish her chapbook of poems, “Let Me Let Go.”

The Sewanee School of Letters offers Master’s degrees in English and in creative writing  to students who have only summers to devote to study. The faculty consists both of Sewanee professors, from English and allied departments, and distinguished faculty from other campuses.