Watch a discussion—excerpted from a fall 2018 webcast—in which Rae Armantrout describes her encounter with Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”:
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We have added to the CCCR* syllabus a discussion led by Max McKenna with some ModPo’ers in Chicago (October 2018) about stanza 2 of Gertrude Stein’s “Stanzas in Meditation.” Here are the links as...
ModPo is all about encouraging people worldwide to collaborate on close readings of poems. Here’s the newest addition to the CCCR (=Community Collaborative Close Readings syllabus)—a discussion of Gertrude Stein’s “A Table”: https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo/resources/r0Zp9
Josh Schuster takes a question about the founding of the Writers House and turns it into an observation about the poem as a utopian space. Watch this 1-minute video.
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.
The newest episode of our weekly YouTube series called “ModPoMinute” is about the first section of Wallace Stevens’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”
During a 2018 live webcast for week 7, we discussed the experience of re-reading the New York School poets. Here is that 4-minute clip: