Data Loss and Memory: Poetics of the Digital Era

This talk considers the varieties of dissemination, material storage and data loss that contemporary poets encounter and recent aesthetic response s to technological memory and erasure.

Passwords: Elizabeth Arnold on George Oppen

Elizabeth Arnold explores the Objectivist poet George Oppen (1908-1984), whose towering avant-garde oeuvre combines sincerity of observation with a consistent moral imperative.

M. Nourbese Philip and Misani

Carbibbean writer M Nourbese Philip has observed that "poetry is about truth telling, but you need the lie--the artifice of form--to tell those truths." In this fascinating dialogue, Misani elicits Philip's ideas about poetry, the nature of truth and the construction of personal and national identity.

Passwords: Martha Ronk on Shakespeare

Poet and Shakespeare scholar Martha Ronk invites aficionados and first-timers to revel in the bard's rhetoric and discover the correlations between Elizabethan and contemporary poetics.

Lyric Poetry Festival with David Baker, Linda Gregerson, Stanley Plumly & Ann Townsend

This festival offers a refreshing perspective on one of the most popular and infinitely flexible forms in the Western tradition.

2:00pm: Lyric Sublime and the Problem of Beauty
David Baker and Linda Gregerson trace the evolution of the lyric sublime from its Greek and Latin origins to its modern modes.

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