Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:15pm
LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street
This symposium will curate critical and collaborative discussions around the relationships between the disabled body and contemporary poetic practices through avenues that test the very limits of poetry, publics, and performance. In what way can disability and the disabled body influence poetry?
Organized by Jennifer Bartlett, Ariel Resnikoff, and Orchid Tierney, in collaboration with Knar Gavin, Declan Gould, Davy Knittle, Michael Northern, and Adam Sax. With support from The Creative Writing Program at The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Kelly Writers House, the Department of English, the Wolf Humanities Center, the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Poetry and Poetics Reading Group.
Symposium is free and open to the public.
10:35-11:35 Larry Eigner’s Disability Poetics
Jennifer Bartlett, Michael Davidson, George Hart
Moderator: Charles Bernstein
11:45-12:45: Disability & Performance
torrin a. greathouse, Camisha Jones
Moderator: Declan Gould
1:45-2:45 Poetic Experiment & Disability
Sharon Mesmer, Gaia Thomas, Kathi Wolfe
Moderator: Orchid Tierney
3-4:00: Keynote with Meg Day
Introduction: Jennifer Bartlett
4:15-5:15 Poetry reading
Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Ferris, Ona Gritz, Dan Simpson, Brian Teare
For more information, contact Orchid Tierney (firstname.lastname@example.org)