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About Us

Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University is a literary, critical, and pedagogical undertaking devoted to the situation of poetry and poetics in the contemporary world.

Africa Imagines Symposium


Lannan Center hosts a variety of programs throughout the academic year, including our Readings and Talks Series and Symposia. 



The Center fosters critical inquiry among students and faculty into the aesthetic, social, political, and cultural implications of the language arts. It gives pedagogical emphasis to innovative learning and writing, and embraces connections between poetry and other art forms.


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Lesley Nneka Arimah


Reading featuring Lesley Nneka Arimah
February 18, 2020 at 7pm
Copley Formal Lounge

Lannan Fellows 2016-2017

Lannan Fellows Program

If you’ve ever wanted to spend a year immersed in contemporary poetry/fiction/non-fiction, and meet and talk with award-winning writers, then the Lannan Fellows Program will be of interest to you.

Terrance Hayes Reading

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Terrance Hayes
January 21, 2020
Copley Formal Lounge