Lecture 5: Pamela Harrison: Grounding the Moment

On June 25, Pamela Harrison delivered a compelling lecture at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury. Harrison discussed how we develop “rich banks of sensory memories” and that “poets count on this to stimulate the reader’s imagination so the reader begins to participate” in the “indirect narrative” of poetry. She also explained how particular poets deploy dramatic and thematic cues in specific poems such as “The Mill” by Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Nantucket” by William Carlos Williams and in her own poems, “Metaphor” and “Magical Thinking.” Harrison left us with prompts to take away so we can continue to explore the narrative cues she addressed. A video of her lecture will be available soon on this website thanks to ORCA (Onion River Community Access) and MMCTV.

Pamela Harrison

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