Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Jacob Edmond -Poetry and breath: Resuscitating literature, reimagining the world
15 April 2021 5:25pm
Hā ki roto, hā ki waho. Breathe in, breathe out. It’s the simplest thing, the in- and outflow of breath that keeps us alive, so automatic that, most of the time, we hardly notice it. And yet we ignore breath at our peril in an era when the struggle to breathe has come to symbolize a series of ongoing catastrophes: medical, racial, and environmental. In this lecture, Jacob Edmond explores how poets—who have always paid attention to breath—might help us find the resources to address these crises and, in so doing, to reimagine literature and the world.
This event will be live-streamed from 5:25pm Thursday 15 April 2021 at the following address: