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Infection in the Sentence: A Festival of Poetry
Feb. 26 - 28, 2009
Conference participants include: Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Christian Bök,
Kamau Brathwaite, Brent Edwards, Renee Gladman, Susan Howe,
Myung Mi Kim,Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Jed Rasula,
Cecil Taylor, and Cecilia Vicuña
8 pm; Richard White Auditorium
Session I: Cecil Taylor & Kamau Brathwaite, with Renee Gladman as curator
Workshops for Duke students will be held in Trent Hall Friday morning. Scroll down for more details!
10 - 12:30; Franklin Center, room 240
Session II: Myung Mi Kim & Cecilia Vicuña, with Brent Edwards as curator
12:30 break for lunch
2 - 4:30; Franklin Center, room 240
Session III: Susan Howe & Eileen Myles, with Rachel Blau DuPlessis as curator
10 -12:30; Franklin Center, room 240
Session IV: Christian Bök & Tracie Morris, with Jed Rasula as curator
Student Workshops Friday morning (2/27)
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1) Chris Vitiello & Kate Pringle
9:30 - 11:30 am; Trent Hall 038a
The Conceptual Scavenger Hunt: Permissive Poetry
Two teams of students will be armed with a Polaroid, one pack of film, a pen, and 10 clues [ie, 'a tiny infinitude' or 'fall without downfall']. The teams will have 45 minutes to photograph, sketch, and write to each clue. Collaborative books will be made and discussion will follow.
2) Tessa Joseph
10 - 11:30 am; Trent Hall 039a
A Thing You Can Make With Words: Object, Image, Poem, and Self in the Digital Age Is your facebook profile the best poem you've ever written? Or are you happier in pen and ink? In this workshop, we will consider new poetries on the page, digital multimedia poetry, online poetry journals, poetry blogs, and popular technologies of selfhood and friendship like facebook and MySpace. We'll think about the way poetry and self are constructed both on the page and online, examining the materiality of the page versus the screen, the blog versus the diary, and especially the phenomena of authorship, selfhood, and community as they are constructed by and through new and old media. Both the tech-savvy and the tech-resistant are encouraged to attend! Bring a laptop if possible, though--we'll be improvising work to put on the page and/or online.
3) Brian Howe
10 - 11 am; Trent Hall 040
Thermopoetics: On the Transferal of Energy Between Texts and Media
In a one hour workshop, students will be guided through the creation of an "infinite" text. Techniques that will be demonstrated included my own F7 technique (i.e. the students will corrupt the language of their texts and use MS Word's spellchecker to revise them), the Oulipoean "N+7" technique, Google-sculpting, etc. Collaborative editing and/or digital remixing will be practiced and/or discussed. The emphasis of the exercises will be re-use, alternative strategies for creating, and circumventing "writer's block." Students should bring a laptop, and a dictionary if possible.
Students are very welcome to join us for the conference sessions, too, as your schedules allow!
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