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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.


Featured Videos

A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Abulrazak Gurnah
Who Are We & Where Are We Coming From? : America’s Narrative Battle
Reimagining the American Narrative

Lannan Center Events

Readings & Talks Featuring Kazim Ali and Fanny Howe. Tuesday, February 28th at 7PM ET. Location: Riggs Library.