Sunday, October 7, 2012

Global Lives Conference

What effect does this have on today’s poets? Has globalization changed the voice of contemporary American poetry? What does it mean to be a poet today in the United States? What does it mean to be a poet and a global citizen? How does history play into the work of poetry? Does the poetic identity ever conflict with a global identity?

I'm very excited to try and answer some of these questions on a non-traditional panel at this year's Stony Brook University Graduate Student Conference, this Saturday at 11:00am at 101 East 27th Street (3rd floor).  The theme is "Global Lives," and my panel will focus on "Global Voices, American Poetries."  I'll be presenting with three amazing poets (whom I'm also proud to call friends): Travis Holloway, Christine Larusso, and Danniel Schoonebeek.  We'll each talk briefly about how globalization plays into our work, and then read a short selection of our work. 

This should be a great event (seriously, these are some smart poets), so I hope to see you there.  The conference is free and open to the public, and also has some other great panels, so check out the schedule, and let me know if you plan to drop by our reading!