Al Filreis

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ModPo thoughts of spring

Below is the text of a message I have sent to all ModPo people through the ModPo site. If you don’t currently have access to the site, please simply enroll or re-enroll here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo Greetings from Philadelphia, and from the quaint 1851 cottage called “the Kelly Writers House”! Spring has finally...

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ENGL 589 — Fall 2018 — Modern & Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Poetics & Pedagogy

English 589 – Modern & Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Poetics & Pedagogy Fall 2018 — Mondays 3-6 PM Arts Café, Kelly Writers House This survey of experimental modern and contemporary U.S. poetry will be taught collaboratively,* and its primary mode will be interactive and iterative. This will be simultaneously a course...

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Filreis to host a poetry gathering in San Francisco on March 2

On Friday, March 2, starting at 6 PM, Al Filreis will be hosting a ModPo meet-up at Openhouse in San Francisco (located at 55 Laguna Street). We will do collaborative close readings of two short poems. If you would like to join Al and others at this gathering—and possibly for a SF outing afterwards—please...

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ModPo filming at the Pacific

This morning we filmed a new ModPo video at the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California—on a poem by Whitman about walking along the beach. (Of course Whitman’s stroll was at night, and it was the Atlantic rather than the Pacific, but oh well.) Zach Carduner did the filming. Molly...

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A frigid winter day’s walk to the Morgan

We walked from Greenwich Village to the Morgan Library today. It must have been 10 degrees F. But we layered up and made it in good shape. Then saw several good exhibits, including one about Charles Dickens on tour. Here are some photos, in no order, taken on the walk...

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Xmas walk around Manhattan

It’s an annual thing with us—a long Xmas day and evening walk around Manhattan. These time we specialized in the Lower East Side, Chinatown and the East Village. Here is a selection of photos from the day. Click on any image for a larger view.

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snowy Sunday at Osage Avenue

Took a dawn walk this Sunday morning to see what the snow that fell all day yesterday—10 hours or so of flurries—would look like from behind the camera’s lens. Here are a few of the dawn shots. One is indoors, as you can see: our miraculous “Christmas” cactus, which came...

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ModPo—note of thanks

It’s that time of year. For counting blessings & discerning why we’re grateful. The ModPo team, based here at the Kelly Writers House, makes ModPo (ever expanding, ever further elaborating) available to you as truly a labor of love. Can you tell? We just love doing this, and reaching out...