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The Poetics of Kitsch

with Johannes Göransson, Joyelle McSweeney, Sianne Ngai, and Daniel Tiffany

Oct 20, 2012 | 3:00 pm


Kitsch is a way of describing certain kinds of seemingly trivial, yet treasured, objects in material culture, and poetry has a crucial role in its history. Our panel of poets and theorists will sample poetic forgery, melodrama, pet epitaphs, queer idylls and fortune cookies as part of this history. The panelists will take up the question of whether poetic kitsch is still the antithesis of the avant-garde—or the leading edge of artistic experiment.

Admission $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members Location Kray Hall Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 20, 2012
3:00 pm