2012: Marjorie Perloff on John Cage (Full Audio)

Renowned scholar and critic Marjorie Perloff discusses American composer and music theorist John Cage (1912-1992), exploring his poetic texts, and looking at his role as a central precursor of Conceptualist poetics.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)

2013: Panel on Native Narratology with Santee Frazier, Allison Hedge Coke & Roberta Hill (Full Audio)

Presentations and a discussion on Native American Narratology with poets Santee Frazier, Allison Hedge Coke & Roberta Hill, part of Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century, March 21 through March 24, 2013
(Full Audio, approx. 2 hrs)

Who are past Emerging Poets and Faculty Members?

The 2012 Emerging Poets Residency workshop was taught by poet and teacher Catherine Barnett. Distinguished Visiting Faculty included Kimiko Hahn, Edward Hirsch, Quincy Troupe and Jean Valentine.

Nuts and Bolts: A Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky

Not a class in mechanics, but a solid review (and more) of what makes poetry tick—from the technique to the heartbeat. Participants will look at meter, rhyme and sonic devices, examine some stanza forms (the sonnet, the villanelle, the pantoum), and discuss Carl Jung’s four functions, all the while learning how these disciplines can inform the use of free verse, the medium employed by most contemporary poets. Students will write both in and out of class, exploring neighborhood settings to strengthen their powers of observation.

Room to Move: The Long Poem with Brian Teare

This class will focus on reading and writing the chapbook-length long poem, and the unique challenge posed by structuring a longer poem will be a focal point throughout our close readings and workshops. For the first four weeks participants will look at select sequences and series, narratives and meditations, documentary poems and procedural works. Through close reading, discussion, writing assignments and exercises they will then explore together some of the formal and thematic possibilities that arise when poets move into the amplitude only the longer poem offers.

Literary Partners Program: Marsh Hawk Press Spring 2013 Book Launch & Party

Come celebrate the new publications of Marsh Hawk Press with three terrific poets and their books:

Dear Hero, by Jason McCall, Winner of the 2012 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

[Here] is a poet who walks around with a book full of lyrical needles, letting the air out of heroic balloons. —Cornelius Eady

An Elephant's Memory of Blizzards by Neil de la Flor

Master Class with Lynn Emanuel

Application Deadline EXTENDED To Friday, April 26

Lynn Emanuel is Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books of poetry include Noose and Hook (2010), Then, Suddenly— (1999), and The Dig (1992), which was a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her awards include two Pushcart Prizes and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Master Class with Heather McHugh

Application Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, April 19

Heather McHugh is a poet, translator, and Milliman Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. Her volumes of poetry include Upgraded to Serious, Eyeshot, and Hinge & Sign: Poems 1968-1993. Her translations of Euripides appear in Cyclops. Her awards include a MacArthur Foundation genius award, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.

Literary Partners Program: A Journey in Words - The Poetry and Prose of Arab New York

Please join the Arab American National Museum of Dearborn, Michigan for a special night of poetry and conversation.

An evening of recitation, music and film celebrating the early immigrant writers and their contemporary descendants. Poets featured include Kahlil Gibran, Elia Abu Madi, Ameen Rihani and Mikhail Naimy of the Pen League, the group of Arab New Yorkers writing in the first half of the last century, as well as poems by Arab Americans of today. A reception will follow the program.

Showcase Readings

Readings by Latasha N Nevada Diggs (Belladonna), Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), Dean Kostos (Spuyten Duyvil) and Amy Lawless (Octopus Books) (Previously announced reader Dorothea Lasky is unable to attend).


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