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
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.
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