Graduate Contemporary Poetry Colloquium

Student Coordinator: Jennifer Soong and Eli Mandel

Faculty Sponsors: Josh Kotin

The purpose of Graduate Colloquium on Contemporary Poetry and the Academy is to provide a forum for exploring the relationship between the creative and critical arts. A series of events organized by graduate students will bring together scholars and practicing poets, from within and outside of the university, to present original poetry and engage in discussion about contemporary poetic practice and its significance in the university and beyond. Throughout the series we intend to explore such questions as: what is the place of poetry in academic discourse, and what is the place of academic discourse in poetry? How does contemporary poetry engage with (or disengage from) politics and history?