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  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk | Arts Cafe

Please join us Thursday, November 1 at 12:00 PM for a lunchtime panel hosted by Chris Mustazza on scholarship making use of recordings from PennSound, the world’s largest audio archive of poets reading their own work. The panelists, including Jason Camlot, Lytle Shaw, and Orchid Tierney, will discuss their research and what it means to study the performed poem in practice. A Q&A will follow, and lunch will be served. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP by emailing or by calling (215) 746-POEM.


   Featuring Jason Camlot, Lytle Shaw, and Orchid Tierney
   Hosted by Chris Mustazza

   Thursday, November 1, 12:00 PM
   Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk | Arts Cafe
   RSVP to or call (215) 746-POEM

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   CHRIS MUSTAZZA is the Associate Director of the PennSound archive, a Ph.D. candidate in English, and an IT director at the University of Pennsylvania. Chris’ work centers on the transatlantic history of poetic recordings, and his dissertation includes the publication of never-before-heard recordings of Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein, James Weldon Johnson, and others. His work has been published in Oral Tradition and Digital Humanities Quarterly, including his new digital tools for visualizing poets’ voices. His writings on these topics have earned him Penn’s Sweeten Prize for best essay in American Literature by a graduate student, and a Creative Grant from Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room.

   LYTLE SHAW is a founding contributing editor of Cabinet magazine, and professor of English at New York University.  His books include Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie (2006), The Moiré Effect (2012), Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics (2013), and Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research (2018).

   JASON CAMLOT is the author of four collections of poetry: The Animal Library and Attention All Typewriters  The Debaucher, and most recently, What The World Said. His critical works include Language Acts (co-edited with Todd Swift) and Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic: Sincere Mannerisms. His poems and critical essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including New American Writing, Postmodern Culture and English Literary History. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford. Camlot is poetry editor of the Punchy Writers Series (DC Books), and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University.

   ORCHID TIERNEY is from Aotearoa-New Zealand, currently residing in Philadelphia. Her chapbooks include Brachiation (Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012), The World in Small Parts (Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2012), Gallipoli Diaries (GaussPDF, 2017), blue doors (Belladonna* Press, 2018), and ocean plastic (BlazeVOX, forthcoming). She is the author of a full-length sound translation of the Book of Margery Kempe, Earsay (TrollThread, 2016). Her collection a year of misreading the wildcats is forthcoming from The Operating System.