Oh yes, yes my friends. There's happiness at Yale every summer -- an entire course on happiness taught by Professor Lawrence Vogel, a professor of philosophy at Connecticut College. Larry's one of the best lecturers I've ever known, and he kindly invites me to speak to his students about the subject of happiness from the point of view of poetry.
This year I'll be talking about the Ericksonian psychosocial stages across the lifespan and how they're reflected in the poetry of Carl Sandburg, Jane Kenyon, Czeslaw Milosz, Jane Hirshfield....and some of my own work.
The class is free and open to the public. It meets tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 29th) in room 209 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, on the old campus of Yale University. Here is a link to the campus map:
The class is small and consists of a great group of students both international and American. I'm a believer in interaction and questions, so if you're within thinking distance of New Haven tomorrow morning, and want a little mind-massage, come!