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Lectures@SAUL: ‘Poet Engineer and the Poetics of Place’, Richard Blanco

Wednesday 3rd September,
from 17:00,
at SAUL Studio Space, room CG-042
This is a free public event, open to all.

Barack Obama’s inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, will spend time at the University of Limerick. His visit to UL will take place during his two-week period as Writer-in-Residence in Limerick. Hosted by SAUL, the School of Architecture; The lecture entitled “Poet Engineer and the Poetics of Place”, will generate a conversation with poems along with extensive commentary about his life as an engineer and its relationship to his poetry, both of which deal with creating and longing for a sense of place.

As both a poet and a civil engineer, Blanco is ideally placed to offer a creative and exciting opening to both SAUL’s Autumn 2014 public lecture series and the School’s academic year.

photo by Craig Dilger from richard-blanco.com

Poet Engineer and the Poetics of Place is NOT an IAF event and is delivered by Limerick National City of Culture 2014 and The School of Architecture at the University of Limerick for more information please visit this website.