The Subaltern Sonnet: A Canonical Form Centers Unauthorized Voices
City College of New York
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 4:30 pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ)
Franke Lectures in the Humanities
In this lecture, Marilyn Hacker will speak about poets, mostly writing in America, that may be considered “marginalized”—racially, ethnically, by immigration status, by gender, by sexuality, by language of origin—and the sonnet in English.
Marilyn Hacker is the author of nineteen books of poems, most recently, Calligraphies (Norton, 2023), and translator of twenty-three books by French and Francophone poets, including Samira Negrouche, Claire Malroux and Hédi Kaddour, as well as an essay collection, Unauthorised Voices. She was editor of the Kenyon Review for five years, and on the editorial collective of the French journal Siècle 21 for eight. She lives, mostly, in Paris.