Friday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 9B, ACC
Racial Difference and the Public Efficacy of Poetry
A special session. Presiding: Grant Matthew Jenkins, Univ. of Tulsa
1. “‘We’? ‘The People’? The Vexed Origins of North American Documentary Poetry,” Joseph Harrington, Univ. of Kansas
2. “Blackness and Poetry: Responding to the Catastrophe of Modernity in Zong!,” Dale Smith, Ryerson Univ.
3. “The Kenneth Goldsmith Affair,” Grant Matthew Jenkins