Virtual: Profiles with Dr. William Thierfelder: The Sonnet

Primary tabs

Program Type:


Age Group:

Registration for this event will close on April 8, 2024 @ 2:00pm.
There are 77 seats remaining.

Program Description


For National Poetry Month, this program takes a look at one of the most frequently used poetic forms: the Sonnet. It traces the history of these 14-line gems from their beginnings in Italy during the early Renaissance to the modern period. We will focus on American sonnets of the past two centuries, including Hart Crane’s tribute to Emily Dickinson, Emma Lazarus’s dedication of Lady Liberty to the world’s tired and poor, as well as sonnets by Longfellow, Very, Tuckerman, Robinson, Frost, Stickney, Wylie and Millay. Here are our Petrarchs and Shakespeares, the American masters who, by living within the strictures of the octave and the sestet, found full voice, enlarged a tradition and changed the sonnet forever.

The link for the Zoom Meeting will be sent in an email.

Please be aware that there is no need to register more than once.


The Library makes no warranties and/or representations concerning virtual and in-person programs. Your decision to participate in the programs is an express consent on your part to waive any and all claims against the Library which may result from said participation and hereby release and discharge the Jericho Public Library from any and all liabilities.

Jericho Public Library strives to create respectful and family-friendly experiences both in-person and virtually using Zoom. Please do not share any Zoom links. You must be registered to be admitted to the Zoom programs. In order to facilitate presentations, a library staff member will co-host. The host may or may not, at their discretion, enable visual and chat participation. We ask that all participants in library programs be mindful and polite. Guests who are disruptive or otherwise do not conduct themselves in a respectful manner may be removed from the program.

When using a PC for a virtual program, you will need to download Zoom software before the program begins. When using a mobile device, please download the Zoom app on your device and create your own Zoom account for easiest convenience.

We thank you in advance for your courtesy.


Add Registrant

Note: All required fields are indicated with an asterisk.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.