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Saturday, 08 January

642. “Giant Steps”: Jazz and Poetry

5:15–6:30 p.m., Plaza I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Poetry

Presiding: Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Penn State Univ., University Park

1. “‘How to Stay Alive’: John Taggart’s Sheets of Sound,” Patrick J. Pritchett, Harvard Univ.

2. “Sex, Gender, and the Jazz Body in Contemporary Poetry,” Meta DuEwa Jones, Univ. of Texas, Austin

3. “‘All Blues’: The Role of Genre in the Poetic Tradition of Vernacaular and Experimental Black Music,” Michael New, Penn State Univ., University Park

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