Further discussion of John Cage’s idea that poetry can demilitarize language:
Watch this 4-minute clip from a 2018 webcast in which Jason Zuzga talks about poetry as yoga:
On the pleasures & disappointments of making your own aleatory (chance-based) poetry—a video clip from our week 9 webcast in 2018. Josh Schuster joined us for this webcast.
Video (9 minutes long): on the continued relevance of the Beats, a discussion that includes poets Angela Carr and Rae Armantrout.
Jake Marmer & others talk about loss and silence in Bob Perelman’s poem “Chronic Meanings”:
Further discussion of Harryette Mullen’s “Any Lit”—a clip from a fall 2018 webcast:
Here is an edited clip from our October 2018 webcast discussion of Gwendolyn Brooks’s “Boy Breaking Glass”:
To the week 10 syllabus of ModPoPLUS we are now adding a poem by Jason Camlot called “31 Awakenings.” And of course a video recording of a discussion about that poem. The discussion features...
Discussion of Laura Broadbent’s “A Meditation on Translation” from “In on the Great Joke”—filmed with Deanna Fong at Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore in Montreal. Here’s your link to the video: https://media.sas.upenn.edu/app/public/watch.php?file_id=224331 This has been...
We visited the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia to meet with curators of the extensive archive there of Marianne Moore’s papers and belongings. Archivist Elizabeth Fuller showed us manuscript versions of Moore’s famous...