Passwords: Thom Gunn and Roger Conover on Mina Loy

Roger Conover, editor of Mina Loy's collected poems, and poet and MacArthur Fellow Thom Gunn read and discuss the poems of this early modernist.

Grand Finale Showcase Reading

The Grand Finale Reading, the final event of the Showcase, is a chance to celebrate the range and diversity of the year's new poetry. Showcased poets will read from their latest works and from the work of other poets in the Poetry Publication Showcase.

Selling Poetry: Superstores, Independents, Bars and the Word on Our Streets

While readings of all kinds are being used to market books, many publishers and retailers have a lingering fear that poetry won't sell. Through what means can the public have access to poetry? What sales strategies are particular to the genre?

Post-Modern Poetry or The Availability of Everything

This seminar is designed to help a general audience navigate through critical developments in poetry since the 1940’s.

This final session will assess the multitude of current poetic schools, from the post-Objectivists to the language poets.

New Voices: The Political is Poetical

This seminar is designed to help a general audience navigate through critical developments in poetry since the 1940’s.

This second session will continue to explore the “opening of the academy” to new voices and critics, as well as the influence of feminism.

From the Modern to the Contemporary

This seminar is designed to help a general audience navigate through critical developments in poetry since the 1940’s.

Beginning with the late Objectivists, the first session will focus on the cultural shift toward acceptance of ethnopoetics and a multiplicity of voices.

Poetry and Technology: Publishing, Distribution, the Internet and You

On-line technologies have already made it possible to transmit entire books to an unlimited number of readers instantly. Are we facing a revolution in publishing and distribution comparable to the introduction of movable type?

Third Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception

An exhibit of 1,000 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. Join us as we usher in one of the most exciting events of our season. View the full year of new poetry books from publishers across the country. A book party for the whole field!

The Poetry of Ideas with Philip Appleman

Participants will examine classic and contemporary poems in which the poet has dealt with important scientific and philosophical/social ideas of the time.

The Poetry of Ideas with Philip Appleman

Participants will examine classic and contemporary poems in which the poet has dealt with important scientific and philosophical/social ideas of the time.

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