Category: poetics

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Philadelphia poet laureate — call for applicants

As a member of the Philadelphia poet laureate governing committee, I’m pleased to pass along the link for those who wish to apply for the position as our city’s laureate: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/poet-laureate/ (You can see that the administration of the laureate program has shifted from the Mayor’s office to that of...

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Video recording of Herman Beavers reading

Video recording of Herman Beavers‘s recent reading from his new book of poems—at Kelly Writers House: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/multimedia/tv/reruns/watch/215160  I was honored to give the introduction, which included a page or so of a review I’m writing of the book. Save Save

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ModPo goes to London

The ModPo team will travel to London in early October 2017. If you are in or near London, please plan to join us at one or both of two events that will be open to all. The first event will be a webcast on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 in...

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A note for poets & teachers about ModPo 2017

The free, open, non-credit course on modern & contemporary U.S. poetry hosted by the Kelly Writers House—known as “ModPo”—will begin its sixth year on Saturday, September 9. ModPo is designed as a 10-week course, but it also serves (all year, always open) resource site and also as a community for...

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A note on ModPo pedagogy

Soon after sending another update to all the people enrolled in ModPo, I received this note from Carlene (one of the 20,000 or so ModPo’ers who received my message): You probably already know, but a university that is alway open is the sentinel of a modern way of considering learning....