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How Poetry In America Is Bringing Verse To The Small Screen" - 9/24 - Missoula

September 13, 2018View for printing

Powerhouse scholars from the worlds of economics and poetry will each offer public lectures at the University of Montana on Monday, Sept. 24.

The speakers are Lawrence Summers, one of the nation's leading economists and the 71st U.S. secretary of the treasury during the Clinton administration, and Elisa New, the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University and creator of "Poetry in America," a public television series.

UM President Seth Bodnar will engage Summers and Ambassador Max Baucus in a public fireside chat titled "The United States in a New Global Order: An Evening with Larry Summers and Max Baucus" at 7:30 p.m. in UM's Montana Theater of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center. The chat will livestream at

New will present "Dunking the Sonnet ... and Other Literary Fast Breaks: How Poetry in America is Bringing Verse to the Small Screen" at 4 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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