Alexei UngurenasuWindsor’s youth poet laureate, Alexei Ungurenasu, will connect philosophy and the literary arts during a celebration Thursday of World Philosophy Day.

Event to draw connections between philosophy and poetry

In celebration of UNESCO World Philosophy Day, the UWindsor philosophy department presents an online discussion open to the campus, titled “Beyond Argument: Philosophy and Poetry,” on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The event will feature City of Windsor youth poet laureate Alexei Ungurenasu and is hosted by philosophy professor Catherine Hundleby.

Ungurenasu, who uses they/them pronouns, first attended a World Philosophy Day event four years ago and says it was a positive turning point in their university life.

“Philosophy has always been in the background of my poetry, and I am excited to share some of my experiences with the department,” says Ungurenasu. “Over the years, I’ve learned so much from my professors and student friends, and I really hope I can reach out to younger students at the event and inspire them to see the connections between philosophy and the literary arts.”

Thursday’s event will begin at 5 p.m. To receive the invitation, email with “WPD” in the subject line and “please include me” in the body.