Clemson University

Walt Hunter Book Salon

Join us for a book salon celebrating the publication of Professor Walt Hunter’s new monograph Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization (Fordham, 2019)--3pm on April 19, in the Pearce Studio. 

Hunter’s Forms of a World shows how poetry and the idea of the global define, antagonize, and invent each other in an era of neoliberalism. Within literary criticism, Hunter’s is an essential intervention that tracks the emergence of poetic movements and forms within the structures of finance, militarization, and resource distribution through which globalization has unfolded in the last half century. At the same time the book shows why contemporary poetry matters beyond literary studies; specifically, how poetry actively shapes the global—how the global is imagined, how people and ideas move in a global context, how we understand the global not only as geography but as an experience.

The book salon will feature a panel of speakers and question & answer open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

To read the book's intro, visit:

Please contact Matt Hooley ( or David Coombs ( for more information.

To purchase the book, visit:

Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Daniel Hall Class of 1941 Studio

Event Type

General, Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Humanities Hub


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, English

Target Audience

Faculty, All Audiences

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Matt Hooley

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