2017-2018 Reading Series

Upcoming Events, 2017-2018

This year’s slate of readings, lectures, and workshops includes poets and scholars from around the world. See full details, including posters and biographies, on our Reading Series current events page.

Drinking Gourd Chapbook 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 60654)

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 Literature, University of California Berkeley
Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University
José Delpino, PhD Candidate in Spanish and Portuguese, Northwestern University
Harris Feinsod, Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University

Jasper Bernes, in conversation about his new book The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Friday, February 9, 12:30-2pm in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

Reading & Conversation: Donika Kelly and Cameron Awkward-Rich
Thursday, February 15, 12:30-2pm in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and Nathanaël

Wednesday, April 11 in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

Susan Stewart
Thursday, May 17 in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

Past Events, 2017-2018

Thurs. 10/5, 12:30pm, Bettina Judd and Safiya Sinclair, “On Black Feminist Poetics.” Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201).

Thursday. 11/16, 12:30pm,  Heid Erdrich, “Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media.” Kresge Hall 1515.

Past Events, 2016-2017

Wed. 3/29, 5:15pm Liesl Olson, “PORKPACKERS AND POETRY” Hagstrum Room (UH 201).

Wed. 4/19, 5:00pm: Margaret Randall, Only the Road: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry: A Reading and Book Discussion. Harris Hall Room 108.

Thurs. 4/20, 12:30pm, Margaret Randall in conversation with Harris Feinsod, 1960s Avant-Gardes in Mexico City and the Americas. Hagstrum Room (UH 201).

Thurs. 5/4, Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration: A Roundtable and Poetry Reading. Speakers include Nikky Finney (National Book Award Winner), Vievee Francis (Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Winner), Angela Jackson (American Book Award Winner-NU Alumna), Toi Derricotte (Academy of American Poets Chancellor), Patricia Smith (National Book Award Finalist and Library of Congress Poet).

Fri. 2/3, Daniel Borzutzky: “The Performance of Becoming Broke” Hagstrum Room (UH 201).

Global and Local Poets in Conversation: TJ Dema and Mayda Del Valle
October 5th, 11am, Alice Kaplan Humanities Lunch
October 14th, 7- 8pm Poetry Foundation Auditorium, 61 W Superior St., Chicago, IL


For previous years’ events, see our archive, including audio recordings of the events.


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