James Joyce’s poetry is more than a century old, but it came to life Thursday afternoon in Wilson Library.
Michael Suarez, the director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and a Jesuit priest, recited segments from Joyce’s collection of poetry titled “Chamber Music.” He also introduced the audience to samples of his own poetry.
Suarez’s seminar was the first in the “Poets in Person and on the Page” lecture series. Sponsored by the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library, the lectures are designed to introduce UNC students and professors to a fusion of past literature and current works in progress.
Suarez’s personal collection of poetry touched on themes ranging from medical evaluation to Jesuit-inspired pieces on everyday miracles.
He said his dedication to poetry and literature draws mainly from theological roots.