book of the dead
Srikanth Reddy reads from a manuscript in progress titled "Underworld Lit."
Khaled Mattawa presents a lecture on the long poem, in which he considers different types of long poems, their inspiration and subject matter, and their effect. The lecture incorporates portions of a published essay, "Epic Temptations: On an Unwritten Poem." Mattawa also reads from a sequence of poems in progress that would later appear in Fugitive Atlas (2020).
Srikanth Reddy presents a lecture on wonder, approaching the concept in Western thought via Homer's shield of Achilles. He also reads a section of his poetry manuscript in progress, Underworld Lit (2020). This lecture was originally given with Timothy Donnelly and Rachel Zucker as part of the 2018 Bagley Wright Lecture Series conference "You Are Who I Am Talking To: Poetry, Attention, and Audience."