We are delighted to present the Royal Literary Fund Lecture by Ishion Hutchinson entitled “The fire thus kindled, may be kindled again: A Reading of Robert Hayden’s ’Frederick Douglass’.” The American orator Frederick Douglass never leaves the civic imagination; he endures, in part, due to Robert Hayden’s homage. This lecture will reflect on what makes this poem stand both as a public moment and a textual monument. Ishion Hutchinson is the author of House of Lords and Commons (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016; Faber, 2017).
This event has been generously sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund. The Royal Literary Fund was set up in 1790 to help professional authors. Past beneficiaries have included Coleridge, Ivy Compton-Burnett, D H Lawrence and Dylan Thomas.
Free Event, Booking not required.