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The Power of the Off-Kilter

Most successful contemporary poems are like tops wobbling near the end of their rotation. They spin their tales smoothly at times but there are interruptions that disturb or surprise that seemingly neat and effortless movement. Through readings and a brief writing exercise, this seminar will examine ways in which controlled order and disruptive energy are combined.

Poems for the Millennium: The Modern Experiment as a Global Poetics

Explore the range of innovations and discoveries that have transformed the formal, experiential, performative, and social basis of poetry over the last century. Beginning with the experimental movements and ethnopoetic approaches to the poetic past and present.

Wrights of Spring: Poems, Mountains and Trees in the Poems of James Wright

Annie Wright opens the home she shared with her late husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Wright. Richard Lewis co-facilitates this meditation on mountains, rivers, and trees in the work of James Wright and other poets from around the world.

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