We continue our commitment to supporting and uplifting the vital words of all poets and writers of color.

2018_FrontGatesStock-6 (1)

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.


Watch Our Videos

Left to right: Aleksandar Hemon, Monica McWilliams, Ebrahim Rasool, Elif Shafak

Upcoming Virtual Events

The View From Abroad: “What Can America Learn from the Experience of Other Nations at a Time of Crisis? Featuring Aleksandar Hemon, Monica McWilliams, Ebrahim Rasool, Elif Shafak, and moderated by BBC’s Razia Iqbal.
March 18th at 1:00PM ET

Screenshot from Crowdcast featuring Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico.

Recent Media

Readings and Talks Featuring Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Virtual event recorded on January 26, 2021.