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Saturday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 9A, ACC

Poetry and Its Public(s)

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Program arranged by the forum GS Poetry and Poetics. Presiding: Alan Golding, Univ. of Louisville

Speakers: Stephen Louis Burt, Harvard Univ.; Mike Chasar, Willamette Univ.; Evie Shockley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Suzanna Tamminen, Wesleyan Univ. Press; Timothy Yu, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Panelists address the public(s) for poetry, past, present, and future, as a cultural category and a human activity. We imagine a discussion in which we think about media, reception, audience, commentary, translation, and adaptation—and more—as ways of connecting to a public. How is our work as poets, teachers, historians, editors, and critics a public act?

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