September 1, 2009

Emergent Trends in Poetics - A Colloquium at Centenary College

Emergent Trends in Poetics - A Colloquium at Centenary College (NJ)
October 19-20, 2009

Mark Doty, winner of the National Book Award will read his poetry on Monday, October 19 at 8 pm and will be on campus on Tuesday, October 20 to participate in the Colloquium.

The event is free and open to the public.

We invite poets and scholars from the tri-state area to propose a panel or round table.

If you would like to participate as a presenter, please send a one-page proposal on a topic related to contemporary poetry by September 15. We welcome a variety of topics, including the following:
  • Poetry of place; regionalism and/or multi-cultural trends
  • Should poetry be Political?
  • Sources for contemporary poetry
  • Poetic forms: the prose poem; performance poetry
Provisional Schedule
Monday 8 pm -10 pm Reading by Mark Doty followed by reception and book signing
Tuesday: Colloquium with critical appraisals of contemporary poetry and workshops on writing and poetics
9:30 am - 11:30 am Panel(s) and Workshop(s)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Round table on contemporary poetry with conference presenters and Mark Doty as respondent (everyone invited)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch break
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Panel(s) and Workshop(s)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Open discussion with Mark Doty
5:30 pm closing activity

For more information, contact Mary Newell at

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