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Poetry & Poetics

The Poetry & Poetics Reading Group meets roughly once a month in locations around campus. This flexible event series and discussion group focuses especially on twentieth and twenty-first century poetry and contemporary critical work in English. We are open to the public and encourage interdisciplinary conversation between poetry and poetics, new media, cinema studies, the sciences, and the arts. Our group is grounded in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, but extends into a larger community of poets, critics, and scholars engaged with contemporary poetics in Philadelphia and elsewhere. To join, email dknittle at sas dot upenn dot edu. For more information contact Amber Rose Johnson, arosej(at), or Davy Knittle, dknittle(at)





03/14 10:00am Orchid Tierney WIP

04/04 6:30pm Laynie Browne and Pattie McCarthy (Room 222)

04/27 3:00pm erica kaufman (with Gen/Sex)

Fall 2016 Schedule

10/26 18:30 Li Zhimin and Gregory Laynor

11/16 18:30 Sarah Arkebauer and Andrew Dieck

12/07 18:30 Trapeta B. Mayson and Andrew Brenza

Spring 2016 Schedule

03/23, 18:30 Raquel Salas-Rivera and Oki Sogumi

04/21 18:30 Alex Smith and Levi Bentley 

05/12 13:30 Joshua Schuster 

Fall 2015 Schedule

09/1, 18:30 Kristen Gallagher and Ariel Resnikoff  

10/13, 19:00 Paolo Javier and Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach

11/5, 12:00, WIP with Ashley Chang

12/11, 18:30 Michael Leong and Amy Catanzano



Past Events