"Your Poetry Education on the Bowery"
Session 2: Poet/Professor Meredith Martin on "Why Everything the 20th & 21st Century Thinks About Free Verse is Wrong."
POETRY U: Eight master poet-educators teach their favorite eras/movements in the form and the poets who lead them. Attend at least seven of the eight classes and receive a POETRY U certificate. $20 for a single class, $100 for a season pass. Coffee included.
2-3:30pm Sundays: 9/1, 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15
Meredith Martin (Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Michigan) specializes in anglophone poetry from 1830 to the present, with special interests in historical poetics, poetry and public culture, and disciplinary and pedagogical history. Her book, "The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930," came out in May 2012 from Princeton University Press. She has published articles and reviews in Victorian Poetry, Victorian Studies, Modernism / Modernity, and The Victorians Institute Journal Online Annex. In 2011, she co-edited a special issue of Victorian Poetry on Victorian prosody as well as a special issue of The Hopkins Quarterly on the prosody of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Currently, Martin is working on articles about decadent meters, Georgian poetry and the "genteel" tradition, and an article for BRANCH on the phonotypic alphabet. Her most ambitious project is in the digital humanities: the Princeton Prosody Archive, an archive of writing on prosody between 1750-1923, currently funded by the Mellon Foundation, that includes thousands of searchable manuscripts, manuals, articles, grammar books, and materials; she has been editing and overseeing this project since 2007. Princeton graduate student Grant Wythoff is the project manager. Martin also oversees the online "Poetry@Princeton" website, to which she invites you to subscribe (http://english.princeton.edu/poetry/)