What's Poetry About?

  • Todd Dearing (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


An interactive public talk given at Unley Town Hall.

For this event, Todd Dearing will raise discussion about the ins and outs of poetry. How does poetry, through particular language, access an experience larger than words on a page? And how do we interpret poetry without explaining this experience away? Why, as humans, do we poetise? And what do some well-known poets have to say about poetry? All this and more will be covered in this interactive discussion.
Period29 Aug 2019
Held atUnley Libraries, Australia
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Poetry
  • Public Humanities
  • Literary Theory
  • Literary Experience
  • Reading
  • Creativity