Poetry Discussion with Janet Krauss: The Poetry of A.R. Ammons (Zoom) on Tuesday, December 5 @10:30am
Please join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by A.R. Ammons. Links to the poems will be emailed in advance of the program.
The spirit of Nature runs through Ammons’ soul. That is the Transcendental belief. A critic said that Ammons adheres “to a fidelity to details of nature” as he writes in a “contemporary conventional style.” He sees his identity as a “part of a larger continuum.“
The poet was born in 1920 and died in 2001. He was born in rural North Carolina on a cotton and tobacco farm during the Great Depression. His farm life inspired his poems. He taught at Cornell from 1964-1998, won numerous poetry awards, and the prestigious Bollingen Prize for American Poetry.
We will trace the Transcendental influence of Emerson and Dickinson in his poems.
Janet Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, “Borrowed Scenery,” Yuganta Press, and “Through the Trees of Autumn,” Spartina Press, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University.