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Final Meeting of 2019

Posted by on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in .

For their final meeting of the semester, the Curb Scholars gathered to discuss the writings of men on Tennessee’s death row. In preparation for the Curb Center’s The Form of Reform art exhibit, the Curb Scholars have been corresponding with death-row “Insiders” (a term the men awaiting their sentences have chosen for themselves) exchanging thoughts on subjects like the nature of justice, what it means to have a good life, and how belief in forgiveness should affect punishment. The scholars broke into groups to synthesize a response to a letter written by an insider. Some responses took the shape of a poem others gestured at philosophical ruminations. The final communication will be displayed at the exhibit that opens at the Curb Center January 17. An hour into working together, each cohort shared what they’d written with the rest of the groups. To celebrate the end of the semester, we finished off the meeting with an Italian feast and watched The Office to unwind before final exams. Before the scholars departed for their winter break, they were given the book club selection Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.

Written by Joshua Moore
Posted on December 4, 2019