Tagged: Kelly Writers House

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Camara Brown

People associated with ModPo in the last few years will know Camara Brown as a TA and participant in a number of ModPo videos. We at KWH & ModPo are proud of her for being featured in this article: Proud and excited for my student, advisee, KWH staff colleague Camara...

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My convo with Wesley Morris & Stephen Metcalf

Two voices I hear via podcast series—Stephen Metcalf, who hosts the Slate “Culture Gabfest,” and Wesley Morris of the New York Times who since September ’16 has hosted “Still Processing“—came along with their whole selves, to the Writers House, the other day. I moderated a conversation with them. And HERE is...

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Sharon Hayes & Brooke O’Harra (18-min. video)

I moderated a conversation with new Penn faculty members Sharon Hayes and Brooke O’Harra to discuss teaching, collaboration, and multidisciplinary art. Hayes — a painter, sculptor, and conceptual artist — and O’Harra — an experimental theater and performance artist — have brought together their varying media for several outside-the-box projects....

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Rob Fitterman’s slow poetry

As part of the poetry reading series “Whenever We Feel Like It”, Rob Fitterman visited the Kelly Writers House to read from his work. This clip includes Fitterman reading from his book Nevermind, a “relaxing” of the lyrics of Nirvana’s seminal album “Nevermind” into slow poetry.

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Anna Maria Hong’s Trump poem

In April 2016 Anna Maria Hong gave a reading at the Kelly Writers House. One of the poems she read was “Plain As Him.” She introduced by telling us that it is about Donald Trump and also the U.S. women’s soccer team. Thanks to the video editing work of Dylan...

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Naomi Replansky resources

Back in November 2016 I had the honor of presenting the 99-year-old poet Naomi Replansky at Kelly Writers House. Here I’ve selected three photos from the many taken during her visit. Click on a photo for a larger view.  I am also and pleased to offer links to various Replansky...

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“Full House”: new article about Kelly Writers House

Today in the student-written, student-edited weekly magazine, 34th Street, there appeared a nice article about the Kelly Writers House that captures the spirit (and food-centricity) of our writerly haven. It can be found HERE. It begins: “It’s another cold, violently windy day in Philadelphia, but in the kitchen, sun streams through...

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ModPo in Boston, May 18, 2017

ModPo Boston alert! We are gathering in Cambridge MA on May 18 for a Writers House “salon”-style evening, including a collaborative close reading of a poem. If you would like to join us, please write to modpo@writing.upenn.edu. Amaris Cuchanski will be one of the readers!