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.

Green Notebook, Winter Road: A Tribute to Jane Cooper

A celebration of the poet's 70th birthday and entire career with Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux, Cynthia MacDonald, Grace Paley, Adrienne Rich and Jean Valentine.

Jane Cooper will read her work from the 1968 publication of Weather of Six Mornings, winner of the Lamont Poetry Award, through her upcoming volume of poetry Green Notebook, Winter Road.

Passwords: Derek Mahon on Louis MacNeice

Derek Mahon, one of Ireland’s most noted contemporary poets, will read and discuss the poems that emerged from Irish poet Louis MacNeice’s (1907-1963) sojourn in America.

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