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Poetry Studies Now: Day One

Two-Day Conference: Friday 4/26 at CUNY and Saturday 4/27 at Poets House

Apr 26, 2019 | 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

This two-day conference aims to critically examine the current state of poetry studies while looking ahead to the possibilities opened up by recent reframings of questions of race and coloniality in and outside the academy. The keynote speakers gathered for the event—Jared SextonBhanu Kapil, and Roberto Tejada—reflect our intention to put in conversation a range of critical and poetic modes. Through a cluster of panel discussions with poets and scholars, we hope to foster interdisciplinary exchange toward a centering of race and coloniality in discourse about poetry, renovating this toward new horizons of thought and action. In part, this conference hopes to bring to bear the groundbreaking work in purportedly “extra-literary” fields to rethink poetry studies and excavate unexamined assumptions.

Speakers include Vidhu Aggarwal, Ammiel AlcalayGenji AminoDaisy Atterbury, Sherwin Bitsui, Rizvana Bradley, Tonya FosterErica HuntWalt HunterBhanu KapilJee Leong KohLucas de LimaTan LinSawako NakayasuJared Sexton, Celina Su, Roberto TejadaDorothy Wang, Ronaldo Wilson, and Monica Youn.



Friday, April 26th
10:30 am to 7:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre, the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, NYC

Saturday, April 27th
12pm to 5pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY


Co-sponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Poets House.


For specific access needs, please email two weeks before the event, and CUNY will do its best to provide those accommodations.


Apr 26, 2019
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Martin E. Segal Theatre, the Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave
New York, NY, NY 10016 United States
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