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.”
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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:
One evening, during a ModPo webcast, we received a call from a self-described newbie to poetry. She’s 60-something, and her nephew recommended ModPo to her, and she loves it. The ModPo team responds:
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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”:
VIDEO: on teaching with Bernadette Mayer’s list of writing experiments. Al is joined by erica kaufman and Anna Strong Safford. Al picks out a few of Mayer’s ideas and asks erica and Anna to...
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...