During a one-hour conversation/interview Al Filreis conducted with art critic, memoirist and New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als, Al asked Hilton about some comments he made in one of his essays about Gertrude Stein. We have now added to ModPoPLUS (week 4—on Stein) this 4-minute clip from that discussion. Below the video player here you will see the updated list, with links, of our general overviews of Stein available in ModPoPLUS.
NOTE: All times given are Eastern U.S. Time. Click HERE to watch any webcast live.
Week 1: Monday, September 6 – 3 PM Week 2 – Wednesday, September 13 – 8:30 PM Week 3 – Wednesday, September 20 – NOON (special guest: Rachel Blau DuPlessis) September 20, SPECIAL EVENT: 6 PM, reading by Rachel Blau DuPlessis Week 4 – Wednesday, September 27 – 6:30 PM at the Morgan Library in NYC (to be confirmed) Week 5 – Wednesday, October 4 – 10 AM Week 6 – Wednesday, October 11 – 6 PM (live from Scotland) Week 7 – Wednesday, October 18: 10 AM Week 8 – Wednesday, October 25: NOON – special event featuring Bernadette Mayer Memorial with Lee Ann Brown & others October 25, SPECIAL EVENT: 6 PM readings by friends of Bernadette Mayer, hosted by Laynie Browne Week 9 – Wednesday, November 1 – 8:30 PM Week 10 – Wednesday, November 8 – NOON (Erica Baum joins panel – to be confirmed) FINAL WORDS – Monday, November 13th – NOON
 Click HERE to watch recordings of all the ModPo 2022 webcasts.
Since our first session back in 2012, ModPo people have arranged meet-ups around the world. And they have formed online study groups. To find a meet-up in your city or region and to find a study group you might like to join, click HERE. You can also post to the ModPo Facebook group HERE.
take ModPo for credit
Yes, you can take ModPo for University of Pennsylvania credit. Three 10-week sessions are offered each year: fall, spring, summer. This version of ModPo is taught by ModPo coordinator Laynie Browne. Click HERE for all the info you need. Contact Laynie with questions at email@example.com.
meet the ModPo TAs
ModPo TAs are famously responsive & generous with their time. Meet them HERE. Talk with them directly during office hours (schedule is HERE). Click HERE to watch an 11-minute video featuring the ModPo TAs in action.
to receive announcements:
If you would like to receive ModPo announcements by email, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive weekly announcements about Kelly Writers House events (all of which are streamed live), write to email@example.com.
ModPo has created a Teacher Resource Center (“TRC“) for teachers who use ModPo poems & videos in their classrooms. Click HERE to read teaching guides and watch videos in which teachers talk about teaching with ModPo. If you wish to be added to our teachers mailing list, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE to discuss ModPo poems with other teachers.
Our “Community Collaborative Close Readings” page consists of videos created by ModPo people worldwide as they gather together to collaborate on the close reading of a poem from or related to the ModPo syllabus. Click HERE to visit the CCCR page and watch some of the videos—and to read guidelines for creating your own CCCR video.
PoemTalk is a monthly podcast produced by Al Filreis at the Kelly Writers House in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation. All episodes, including the newest, are archived at Jacket2 magazine HERE. Click HERE to subscribe through iTunes. Most PoemTalk episodes are audio-only, but here is the video recording of PoemTalk #127—about a poem by John Ashbery: