Canadian Mosaic: A Reading and Conversation

Canada’s foremost poets Colin Browne, Daphne Marlatt, and former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah read from their work, exemplifying the contemporary landscape of Canadian poetry. Poets share insight into how their diverse backgrounds as filmmakers, novelists, and scholars inform their own poetics and contribute to the diverse tapestry of Canadian literature. Moderated by Paolo Javier.

Funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Cage Shuffle

In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Snowpiercer) speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing. Chance serves up its inevitable blend of strange and uncanny connections between text and movement. With live tape and digital collage scored and performed by composer Lea Bertucci. *Photos by Ian Douglas.

Poetry Since 1912: Books, Issues, & Ephemera from the Poetry Foundation

On view March 22-July 8, 2017

An exhibit featuring books, periodicals, and ephemera from the working library of Poetry magazine and the Poetry Foundation. Items include books inscribed to staff by great poets of the times, rare and seminal issues of the famed poetry magazine, and relics from the Foundation’s storied history.

One Day Workshop - The Bridges Amidst: Poetry and Prose


A poetry and nonfiction seminar with poet and novelist Renée Ashley and memoirist Rosie Schaap.

Class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Since many classes fill quickly; we encourage you to enroll early. Your enrollment is complete when full payment for tuition has been received.

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Price: $25.00

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Poetry in the Body with Priscilla Becker

Price: $325.00

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Preludes: The Long Poem with Paolo Javier

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Poets Respond: Poetry as Political Dialogue with Camille Rankine
“What is political activism anyway? It’s something both prepared for and spontaneous – like making poetry.” – Adrienne Rich

Price: $325.00

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The Art of Truth Telling: Discernment, Authenticity, and Risk with Eugenia Leigh

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The Whole Poem: Unlocking the Full Potential of a Poem’s Content and Form with Neil Shepard

Price: $325.00

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An Equal Music: Writing Poems from a Musical Influence with Jay Deshpande

Poets are frequently influenced by a favorite musician or song. Sometimes it’s Bob Dylan’s lyrics, the aesthetics of the blues, or the emotional sweep of Mahler that we want to carry to the page. But how do we make use of the music we love if we don’t write about it and we don’t try to mimic it? In effect, the music-inspired poem is the most challenging form of ekphrasis, because the author must be extra vigilant to form her own language rather than to mimic that of the song.

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