First Wednesdays

Free Public Talks at Libraries around Vermont

Wordsworth: Plain and Simple

William Wordsworth was a strange yet pathbreaking poet who resisted writing poems that preened in being poems. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman discusses how someone so “plain” and “simple” became the most revolutionary, and probably most influential, poet of the past 250 years.

This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library on March 6, 2019.

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