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William and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture

Ishion Hutchinson, Poet and Assistant Professor of English, Cornell University
Wednesday, August 30; 5:30 p.m.

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens for its annual Harder Lecture and Garden Party on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The Harder Lecture showcases authors and poets who write at the intersection of art and nature. Its aim is to illuminate the beauty, strength, and fragility of our natural world, as viewed through the lens of literature. The lecture and Garden Party are free and open to the public.

The 2017 Harder Lecture will be given by Assistant Professor of English at Cornell, Ishion Hutchinson and will be a reflection on John Clare’s visionary poetics of nature and politics in Caribbean light. Hutchinson is the recent recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry for his collection “House of Lords and Commons.” 

It will be followed by a Garden Party, celebrating Hutchinson’s work and the splendor of Cornell Botanic Gardens at its summer peak. The Garden Party will be held in the gardens surrounding the Nevin Welcome Center, 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, on the Cornell University campus.

Date/time: Wednesday, August 30; 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location:Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall

Click here for map from the lecture to the garden party.

Free Garden Party to follow at the gardens surrounding the Nevin Welcome Center, 124 Comstock Knoll Drive.