“An all too common assumption in contemporary poetry is that, because humor and seriousness are opposites, poetry that aspires to be taken seriously must be humorless.” Trowbridge, All Souls member and Missouri’s Poet Laureate, will discuss this bias and argue that comic poems can be every bit as serious as, well, serious ones.

ON All Souls Forum | October 18, 2012 | 12:00 pm

“Seriously Funny: Humor in Poetry” with William Trowbridge

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“An all too common assumption in contemporary poetry is that, because humor and seriousness are opposites, poetry that aspires to be taken seriously must be humorless.” Trowbridge, All Souls member and Missouri’s Poet Laureate, will discuss this bias and argue that comic poems can be every bit as serious as, well, serious ones.

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