Joshua Bennett is a professor of literature and distinguished chair of the humanities at MIT. Additionally, he is an accomplished spoken word artist, and author of several books. Here, he speaks with MIT President Sally Kornbluth about the power of words, the beauty of quiet things, and about the value in learning for its own sake. Plus, we hear him perform his poetry.Links:* (* Tamara's Opus (* Reading Poetry: Social Poetics (* African Diaspora Studies program ( - On AI(13:40) - The benefits and joy of learning for its own sake(20:01) - The distinction between poetry on the page and on the stageShow notes and transcript: ( the mailing list or send us feedback: (

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