THE AESTHETIC REALISM EXPLANATION OF POETRY
Taught by Ellen Reiss
Aesthetic Realism itself arose from Eli Siegel’s explanation and teaching of poetry. He is the critic who showed that poetry — because it is fair to the whole world and oneself at the same time, because it is logic and feeling as one thing, because it puts opposites together — answers the questions of every person’s life. This class, taught by the Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education, continues what Eli Siegel began to teach in 1938: “Poetry…is the oneness of the permanent opposites in reality as seen by an individual.”
A prerequisite for attending this class is some previous study of Aesthetic Realism: either in Aesthetic Realism consultations, or through at least one semester of another Aesthetic Realism class.
Text: Eli Siegel, “Poetry Is the Making One of Opposites,” in The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known #521
The Fall 2020 semester of classes via video conference is now in session. To audit a class, permission must be requested by telephone 2 days in advance of the date of the class. Contact Registrar at 212.777.5055, between 2-6 PM Eastern Time (USA), Monday through Friday. If you receive permission to audit, click here to pay the auditing fee.
- September 21: What Does a Thing Deserve?—Poetry Is Always about This
- October 5: Love—Longed for and Confusing—Needs to Be Like Poetry
- October 19: Elections, America, & Poetry
- November 2: There Are Autumn and Poems
- November 16: What Is Real Happiness—& What Does It Have to Do with Poetry?
- November 30: A Line of Poetry Truly Liked
- December 14: Assertion and Yielding—in Us and Poetry
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Alternate Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Time (USA)
Dates of this class: Sep 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 14
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)
To audit a class, permission must be requested by telephone 2 days in advance of the date of the class. Contact Registrar at 212.777.5055, between 2-6 PM Eastern Time (USA), Monday through Friday.
If you receive permission to audit, click here to pay the auditing fee of $12.back to classes]