Informal conversations about some excellent, accessible poetry by living poets, all of whom you will have the chance to meet. This four-week series leads up to “Terra Incognita,” a literary gathering at Pitt co-sponsored by Convivium, a journal of literature and the arts, and PGH CS. We will be reading poetry by featured poets Ryan Wilson, Elisabeth Kramp, and Ewa Chrusciel, as well as some others. Participants will receive free copies of relevant books. No prior experience reading poetry required! Dinner will be provided. This seminar will be led by Professor Ryan McDermott.