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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Friday, October 14, 2011


Catherine Wagner reading

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Thursday, October 13, 2011


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Kathy Acker interviews William S. Burroughs

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Logic of the World:
The Poetics of Robert Kelly

A Day of Talks in NYC Celebrating
Robert Kelly's 75th Birthday
and his 50 Years at Bard

Talks by

Elizabeth Robinson

Vyt Bakaitis

Michael Ives

Mary Caponegro

Thomas Meyer

Kristin Prevallet

Roger van Voorhees

John Yau

Carey Harrison

David Levi Strauss

Charles Stein

Carolee Schneemann

George Quasha and his "Desire" video

Peter Lamborn Wilson

Phong Bui

Nicole Peyrafitte


Thanks to George Quasha (who recorded it all),
to the organizers & presenters
& to,
where all of these are housed

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Monday, October 10, 2011


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to the latest calendar
in the sidebar to your left

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Sunday, October 09, 2011



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