“THE HOLINESS OF THE HEART’S AFFECTIONS,” THE COURAGE AND MODERNITY OF JOHN KEATS A TALK BY MIKE DILLON
On Thursday 9th March at 5 p.m. join us for a talk in English by poet Mike Dillon on John Keats’s life and poetry.
Dillon’s talk will focus on Keats’s famous phrase, “the holiness of the heart’s affections” and his courage that stood behind it.
The talk will bring Keats’s modernity into view, with a particular focus on his famous letter on Negative Capability, and how it has become an item online since Covid.
The truth of what the late, much-honored American poet Stanley Kunitz wrote several decades ago is prescient: “Modern readers do not need to be told to admire John Keats; whether they know it or not, he has already entered their dreams, he is a portion of their hopes, he lives in their desires.”
ADMISSION IS FREE OF CHARGE but booking is mandatory due to the limited number of seats available. To make a reservation please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Dillon is the author of six books of poetry and is the editor of Notes from the Garden: Creating a Pacific Northwest Sanctuary, by the late Madeleine Wildem (Chatwin Books, 2021). His most recent book is Departures: Poetry and Prose on the Removal of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese Americans After Pearl Harbor (2019). His poetry, essays and book reviews — which have included the subject of John Keats — appear in numerous journals in the United States and internationally.