Saturday, October 15, 2011


October 21, 2011 - 10 am to 5 pm -
1810 Liacouras Walk -
Temple University, Main Campus

It's a reading, hardly personal, really, though, of course, deeply engaged, made of poems and sentences constructed to see what meanings we are all inside of.
(From "Précis")

10 am - Welcome from Dean Teresa Soufas, College of Liberal Arts

10:15 am - Bob Perelman, University of Pennsylvania, "The Mothers of Us All, and Their Fathers: Drafts and the Epic Tradition"

11:15 am - Libbie Rifkin, Georgetown University, "Deixis, Midrash, Footnote:  Experiencing Rachel Blau DuPlessis' Present."

11:40 am - Eric Keenaghan, SUNY Albany, "re:''Openings' and RBD's Étude: A Footnote on Politics and Vision."

Lunch Break

1 pm - Ron Silliman, "Un-scene, Ur-new: Time, History & Ambition in The Collage Poems of Drafts"

2 pm - Reading by Rachel Blau DuPlessis

3 pm - Reading by Jena Osman, Temple University

3:30 pm - Reading by Brian Teare, Temple University

4 pm - Readings by alumni and members of the Philadelphia poetry community: Emily Abendroth, Holly Bittner, C.A. Conrad, Thomas Devaney, Sarah Dowling, Ryan Eckes, Lucia Gbaya-Kanga, Pattie McCarthy, Michelle Taransky, Heather Thomas, Kevin Varrone

4:50 pm - Closing remarks by Eli Goldblatt, Temple University

5 pm - Reception, Women's Studies Lounge in Anderson Hall, Room 821

Please RSVP by Oct. 14 at Seating is limited. Lunch will be provided.

For questions about the conference, please call 215-204-1756.

Photo by Melody Holmes

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