Hagood Reads Poetry

Taylor Hagood
Arts & Letters / Storytelling

Course Description

Dr. Taylor Hagood will read a selection of famous poems in the English language. Dramatic readings of literature have been a staple of Hagood's lectures, and on this occasion he will introduce and read poems by Poe, Shakespeare, Dickinson, and others. Because poetry can be so intimidating, it is important to hear it read aloud in lively ways that bring out the full layering of emotion, metaphor, and meaning. This presentation will be entertaining - by turns funny, touching, moving, and enlightening.

About the Instructor

  • Taylor Hagood, PhD, is professor of American literature at Florida Atlantic University. He has published several books, including Faulkner; Writer of Disability (winner of the 2014 C. Hugh Holman Award for Best Book in Southern Studies), has lectured in venues throughout North America and Europe, and was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich (2009-2010).

     Lifelong Learning Professorship of Arts and Letters, 2014-2015