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

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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.


Watch Our Videos

Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico


Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico Virtual Event
January 26, 2021 at 7PM ET

Left: Aminatta Forna in glasses and maroon shirt. Right: Valeria Luiselli smiles in round-rimmed red glasses.

Recent Media

Virtual Event: Valeria Luiselli in Conversation with Aminatta Forna on October 20, 2020.