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Contemporary Poetics Research Centre

Poetry & Revolution Conference (25th-27th May 2012)

 

Poetry & Revolution International Conference at the CPRC, Birkbeck College

Friday 25 May 2012 - Sunday 27 May 2012

 

              

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The current crisis makes it possible to think what couldn’t be thought before, which has always been the task of poetry.
With its echoes of previous crises of modern society, it places on the agenda a reappraisal of revolutionary art from the point of view of the necessities of the present.


Keynote Speakers

Joan Retallack, poet, essayist, activist, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College, New York.

Jack Hirschman, poet, translator, essayist, activist, Poet Laureate of S. Francisco 2006, member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade.

Mark Nowak, poet, activist, Director of Graduate Writing Programme at Manhattanville College, NY.


Poetry Readings

Friday Night (25 May 2012), 7.30pm
Tom Leonard, Jack Hirschman, Ziba Karbassi, Marianne Morris, Sean Bonney, Harry Gilonis.
At X-ing the Line, The Apple Tree, 45 Mount pleasant WC1
This reading is sponsored by Birkbeck College Contemporary Poetics Research Centre in association with the XING the Line reading series, as part of the Poetry and Revolution International Conference
Door charge: £5 waged and £3 unwaged. All proceeds to the poets.
Numbers are limited: first come first served.

Saturday Night (26 May 2012), 7:00-10:30pm
7:00-8:00pm: VLAK: Launch of Special Issue of VLAK on Occupations
8:00-10:30pm: Joan Retallack, Maggie O’Sullivan, Abdullah al-Udhari, Keston Sutherland, Ulli Freer, Mark Nowak.
At The Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG
This reading is sponsored by Birkbeck College Contemporary Poetics Research Centre in association with Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre, as part of the Poetry and Revolution International Conference
Door charge: £6 waged and £4 unwaged. All proceeds to the poets.Numbers are limited: first come first served.


Papers:
Approximately 45 papers on a wide range of issues over the Saturday and Sunday. Speakers from Portugal, Greece, the USA, Ireland, & the UK


Liaisons and co-operation with Occupied and Free Spaces


Venue:
Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington Sq., WC1. No registration required. All welcome.


Contact: Stephen Mooney, estaphin@gmail.com

 

Supported by the Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing, University of Southampton

 

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