Paradise Lost Marathon Reading

On Friday May 1, beginning at 8 AM and continuing until the poem is finished, the students of EN 335 (Milton) will be conducting a marathon reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost in the Pearce Foyer of Gorgas Library (second floor).  Additional copies of the poem will be available; people are free to join in the reading for as brief or as long a period as they like.  Stop by and listen to some of the most beautiful poetry in the English language!

The students (and any guest readers) will be reading all 10,367 of the 1671 edition of Paradise Lost aloud.  The reading is partly in honor of Milton’s 400th birthday, but also in celebration of the vibrancy and language of his poem.  All are welcome to come listen or to join in and read as much or as little as they like.