Poetry in symphonic motion

Penn Current
October 5th, 2017

“I can’t stop thinking about corn.”

The line had been in his head for years.

Its meaning was a mystery for Herman Beavers, a professor of English and Africana Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences.

“I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know what it meant,” Beavers says.

Those six words waited more than a decade to come to life. Beavers tends to write, put it away, and then come back again.

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