1:30-2:45pm: Roundtable Discussion on "Poetry as a Profession" with Rob Wilson (Professor of Literature, UCSC), Juliana Leslie (Literature, UCSC), Ariel Fintushel (Creative Writing, SF State) in the Cowell Conference Room
6:30-7:45pm: Poetry Reading by Ariel Fintushel and Gary Young at Cowell Senior Commons Room
8pm: Dinner with Timothy Morton; participants RSVP to be included
Panels consist of 15-minute talks, followed by a 15-minute formal response by a UCSC faculty member.
9:45am official welcome/introduction
10:15am-11:45pm: PANEL 1: How Poems Work in Theory: Presence, Performance, Practice
Jamie North, St. Mary’s: “The Poetic Touch: Linguistic and Bodily Signification in Robert Hass’s ‘Meditation at Lagunitas’”
Adrian Acu, Berkeley: “The Poetics of Zukofsky’s Bottom: Particularity and Potential”
Jenny Hubbard, UCSC: “Poetic Work, or The Impossibility of Retraction”
Faculty respondent: H. Marshall Leicester
Noon: Lunch Break
1-2:15pm: Keynote talk by Timothy Morton: "Implications of Textuality"
2:30-4pm: PANEL 2: How Poems Work in Context: Translation, History, Environment
Ariane Helou, UCSC: “Lovers in the Trees: Propertius I.18”
Stephanie Schmidt, Stanford: “Cantares mexicanos”
Lucy Alford, Stanford: “Poetic Attention in the Waste Lands of Celan and McCarthy:Engfuhrung and The Road”
Jarrell D. Wright, University of Pittsburgh: "Recreation and Re-creation in 'The Altar': The History of a Form, and a Form of Meaning"
Faculty Respondent: Wlad Godzich
4-5:30pm: PANEL 3: Changing the Poetic Subject
Ruth Osorio, SF State: “Unraveling the Abortion Spectacle: Gwendolyn Brooks, ‘the mother,’ and the Dialectical Power of Poetry”
Lisa Turner, SF State: “M. Nourbese Philip’s Zong!: ‘Caribbean postmodern language poetry’ as Testimony to Colonial Violence”
Gabrielle Myers, St. Mary’s: “’L. Riding Jackson’s ‘Nothing So Far,’: Before the Being of Ourselves Began'"
Faculty Respondent: Carla Freccero
6-8pm: Reception at the Cowell Senior Commons Room