[Local events] FWD: Thurs 11/7, Vancouver Poetry Conference film

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Tue Nov 5 08:11:07 PST 2013

(from John Beer)

*The Line Has Shattered**
1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference Documentary screening at PSU

*Thursday, November 7**
*/*10:00 am*//*
Academic and Student Rec Center 230
Portland State University

/The screening is free and open to the public. A brief discussion with 
the filmmaker will follow the film.//

Filmmaker Robert McTavish will visit the Portland State University 
campus to screen his new documentary /The Line Has Shattered/. The 
hour-long film explores a landmark event in twentieth-century North 
American poetry, the 1963 conference in Vancouver that brought together 
innovative poets including Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, Allen 
Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, and Robert Duncan. Organized by Warren 
Tallman, an English professor at the University of British Columbia, 
along with Creeley, the conference was an intense, freewheeling 
three-week program of discussions, workshops, lectures, and readings. 
Fifty years later, McTavish combines archival recordings and interviews 
with such surviving participants as Fred Wah, Michael Palmer, and Clark 
Coolidge to create an affecting portrait of the event.
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