Book launch to celebrate the release of Neil Shepard's new book, "Vermont Exit Ramps II," a collection of 60 poems and 60 photographs focused on post-pastoral Vermont. Please RSVP so there will be enough refreshments and books for everyone: email@example.com.
Focusing on the structure of Langston Hughes' Selected Poems, and other works by other poets and novelists with whom she has had a lifelong obsession, Lynn Emanuel looks at the architecture of a book of poems, assessing its potential as a poetic form. (Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)
Units of Plexiglass, an edit is a slide projector performance exploring edge-spaces in language and sidewalks. The performance takes the form of a fragmented essay read aloud accompanied by two slide projectors. Units of Plexiglass presents questions about found language and objects, peripheries, transparency, and layering. The two slide projections overlap at times and are meant to be projected on (or near) a window with (ideally) a body of water in close proximity, serving as another edge-space and an additional layer behind and within the projections.
2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read breathtaking new work that promises an exciting future for poetry, hosted by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald.