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58. Close Encounters: Millennial Poetics from the Neo Garde

Saturday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Poetry

Presiding: Virginia Jackson, Univ. of California, Irvine

Speakers: Radiclani Clytus, Brown Univ.; Terrance Hayes, Carnegie Mellon Univ.; Evie Shockley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Session Description:

The poets Evie Shockley and Terrance Hayes and the scholar Radiclani Clytus will conduct a roundtable on newness in the creative arts and American expressive culture. These two major American poets will demonstrate the importance of innovation and contingency to their craft and offer critical commentary on the stakes of cultural hybridity located beyond the printed page.


  • General Literature – Poetry

  • American Literature – General

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