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Featuring Evelyn Reilly and Joshua Schuster
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Arts Cafe


Join poets EVELYN REILLY and JOSHUA SCHUSTER on Wednesday, November 7, 12:00 PM for an informal discussion about the past, present, and future of ecopoetics. We will converse about the larger aims of such poetry-- to rediscover environments, to imagine a better world, to describe the world we have, and to push language to its limits. We will talk about some recent poems and some older poems that challenge ecopoetics to account for the world that comes before us and after us. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP by emailing wh@writing.upenn.edu or by calling 215-746-POEM.

EVELYN REILLY'S books of poetry include Styrofoam, Apocalypso, and Echolocation, all published by Roof Books. Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies, among them The Arcadia Project: Postmodernism and the Pastoral and The &NOW AWARDS 2: The Best Innovative Writing. Reilly's essays have been published in Omniverse, The Eco-language Reader and Interim, and are forthcoming in The Supposium (Litmus Press) and Buffalo Poetry and Poetics: A History of Innovative Writing (Lake Forest Press). She has taught poetics at St. Marks Poetry Project and has been a co-curator of the Segue Reading Series. She lives in New York City and works as a writer and exhibit developer for museums.

JOSHUA SCHUSTER is an associate professor of English at Western University in Canada. He is the author of The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics (2015). Recent essays have appeared in Resilience, Antennae, Parrhesia, Critical Perspectives on Veganism, and After Derrida. He is currently working on two book projects, one on the cultural representations of animal extinction, and another on poetry and outer space.

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