Prof. John Hildebidle
The landscape we will explore is the troublesome one of the relevance, impact, and importance of poetry in a troubled modern world. We will read both poetry and prose by several substantial modern writers, each of whom confronted the question that is the subject's title.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Hildebidle, John. 21L.704 Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter", Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-704-studies-in-poetry-does-poetry-matter-fall-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA