Futures of Poetics

An occasional discussion series and working group devoted to open questions and new avenues for poetics scholarship.

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Our event archives

Follow through to Open Door Archive, a digital repository that includes the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium's audio and video archives.

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Reading Series 2018-2019

This year's exciting slate of readings, lectures, and workshops includes poets and scholars from around the world.

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A Look at “Spaces for Exchange”: A Symposium on Mandorla

On Friday, October 12th, 2018, several gathered on the Northwestern Evanston campus to celebrate Mandorla’s inclusion in the OpenDoor Archive. Here are a few snapshots from our conversations in the Hagstrum Room:  ...

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OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: 8th Annual Drinking Gourd Poetry Chapbook Prize

8th Annual  Drinking Gourd Chapbook  Poetry Prize Application & Guidelines: Award                                                                                                                             Winner receives $350 prize money, publication by Northwestern University Press in Fall 2019, 15 copies of the book, and a featured...

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April 11: Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and Nathanaël in conversation

Vis(à)vies : A Reading and Conversation with Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and Nathanaël Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:30-2pm, Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201) The writers will discuss and read from But It’s A Long Way (Nightboat Books, 2018), written...

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A Forum on The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

A Forum on The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures, by Harris Feinsod Thursday, January 18th, 5pm in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201) Remarks by: Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor of Comparative...

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January 11th: Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize Reading

Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize Release Reading featuring Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Matthew Shenoda, and Trio Alma Jarocha de Chicago Thursday, January 11th, 7pm at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL...

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2018 Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize Open for Submissions

Keep on travelin’ that muddy road to freedom / Follow that drinking gourd. — Traditional 7th Annual Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize Application & Guidelines: Award                                                                                                                             Winner receives $350 prize money, publication...

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