The Gift of Tongues: An Evening of Poetry from Copper Canyon Press

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of Copper Canyon Press and the release of the Gift of Tongues, a new anthology chronicling one of the finest poetry presses in the nation. Editor Sam Hamill will introduce readings by Heather Allen, Erin Belieu, Stephen Berg, Timothy Liu, Jane Miller, Karen Swenson, Elaine Terranova.

The Self-Published Book with Robert Hershon

A how-to seminar on the self-published book: whether you should, how you should and what to do with it after you have.

Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception

Join us for celebration, hors d'oeuvres, readings, and the first look at new poetry books from around the country and across the aesthetic spectrum. A book party for the whole field.

Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

An exhibit of over 1,200 new poetry releases from across the nation and a festival of events celebrating the diversity of this year's poetry. An opportunity to view the current state of the art: books from commercial, university, and independent presses.

Fifth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

Showcase On View November 9-December 12
An exhibit of over 1,200 new poetry releases from across the nation and a festival of events celebrating the diversity of this year's poetry. An opportunity to view the current state of the art: books from commercial, university, and independent presses.

The Showcase is free and open to the public during regularly scheduled hours.

An Experience of Psalms with Kathleen Norris

For thousands of years, the psalms have been the mainstay of daily worship in the Jewish and Christian traditions. Contemporary monastic communities still pray, chant, recite and sing all 150 psalms on a three or four week cycle. This workshop offers an experience of the psalms as oral poetry, as song, as words that speak to every human emotion and condition.

Writing Poetry that Matters: How Poets of Conscience Avoid Rhetoric with Daniela Gioseffi

How do poets create meaningful work about essential issues without falling into political rhetoric? Hands-on writing opportunities will be offered.

Passwords: Kathleen Norris on Hildegard of Bingen and Mechtild of Magdeburg

Hildegard's poems were written to be sung by the women of her 12th century German monastery. The poet Mechtild was an embattled Beguine of the 13th century. Featuring presentations of the work in the original Latin, in English translation, and in musical form, the evening will explore the poetry of spiritual quest.

Passwords: Clayton Eshleman on Antonin Artaud

Clayton Eshleman, editor and translator of the Artaud anthology Watchfiends and Rack Screams (Exact Change, 1995), presents the life and work of the French poet and playwright, focusing on his 9 year asylum incarceration. The presentation will include slides of Artaud's drawings and a recording of him performing a radio poem

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