How can we talk about romance without sounding overly formal, or worse, tragically sentimental? In this panel, two Virginia poets develop new language to talk about love and describe modern relationships.

Using Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese and Robert Browning’s “One Word More,” Dan Brady creates newly charged and remixed language to describe modern love in Songs in E——. Jocelyn Heath turns to the stars for inspiration through In the Cosmic Fugue, leaping between the mundane and the stellar.

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