Boston Literary Districts presents the “Constructions of Self” Program Series. Seven different programs exploring varied aspects of identity. April through June, 2016.
Featuring: ARTICULATIONS OF AMERICA
April 21, 2016 at 6PM
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Boston Athenaeum presents Articulations of America. Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges explores the work of noted American poets including Emma Lazarus, Langston Hughes, and Joy Harjo, who all pursued and tested the idea of a national ethos, and looked to America for a reflection of it and of themselves.
Boston Literary District is the first designated cultural district dedicated to promoting the literary arts, and the only of its kind in the nation.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.