[Local events] Radical poetics: Three events, 2/8 - 2/10

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Wed Jan 23 17:34:41 PST 2008

A jam-packed weekend of experimental poetry --
with Lyn Hejinian, Joan Retallack, and more --
right here in Portland!

Friday 2/8: Symposium & readings at PSU
Saturday 2/9: Symposium & readings at Lewis & Clark
Sunday 2/10: Spare Room reading

details follow

Friday, February 8
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Lyn Hejinian, Joan Retallack, Hank Lazer, Marjorie Perloff

Symposium on Radical Poetics and Avant-Garde Poetry

Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union, Room 238
Free admission

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 

Saturday, February 9
1:00 - 5:00 pm

What's the Use of Poetry?
Two poets and a critic attend to experiments with language and form—the 
“radical artifice” of contemporary poetries—in search of what it means 
to live in the complexity of today’s world.

Lewis & Clark College, Smith Hall
Free admission

1:00 - 2:00
Unoriginal Genius: A Genealogy
With Reflections on the Poetics of Lyn Hejinian and Joan Retallack
(Lecture by Marjorie Perloff)

2:15 - 3:30
Poetry Readings by Joan Retallack (2:15-2:50) & Lyn Hejinian (2:55-3:30)

3:45 - 4:45
Panel Discussion: Marjorie Perloff, Joan Retallack, Lyn Hejinian
with a reception & book signing to follow

Sunday, February 10
7:30 pm

Spare Room presents

Hank Lazer & Laura Feldman

New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny
$5 suggested donation

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