Portland State University Symposium on Experimental Poetry and Poetics
Date: Friday, February 8th 2008
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 238 Smith (SMU)
The Department of English, University Studies, and the Portland Center for Public Humanities will host a symposium on radical poetics and avant-garde poetry on Friday, February 8th, from 2:00-4:00pm, in 238 Smith (SMU).
Our four distinguished participants are Marjorie Perloff, (2006 President of the Modern Language Association and author of 13 books of criticism), Lyn Hejinian (current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, whose thirty four books include Writing is An Aid to Memory, My Life and The Language of Inquiry), Joan Retallack (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College and author of 9 books of poetry as well as 4 books of criticism, including Musicage, a series of her conversations with John Cage), and Hank Lazer (editor of the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series for the University of Alabama Press and author of 12 books of poetry). Perloff will offer a critical perspective on the tradition of avant-garde or experimental writing and each of the three poets will give a brief reading. An open conversation with the participants will follow.
For more information please call Joel Bettridge (725-9553) or Michele Glazer (725-9715).