Further discussion of John Cage’s idea that poetry can demilitarize language:
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.
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:
Here is an edited clip from our October 2018 webcast discussion of Gwendolyn Brooks’s “Boy Breaking Glass”:
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Here is a video clip from our week 9 (November 7, 2018) live webcast—in which guest poet/teacher Joshua Schuster (one of the founders of the Writers House in 1995-96) discusses the classroom and the...
Here is a further discussion of (Cage’s idea of) defamiliarizing and defamiliarizing language—a video clip from our November 7, 2018 week 9 live webcast:
Here is a video clip from the week 9 live webcast (November 7, 2018).