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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 2017-2018

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

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November 16: Heid E. Erdrich: Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media

Heid E. Erdrich: Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:30-2:00pm, Kresge Hall 1515 Heid E. Erdrich, a poet, writer, and filmmaker. She is the author...

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October 5th: Bettina Judd and Safiya Sinclair: On Black Feminist Poetics

Bettina Judd and Safiya Sinclair: “On Black Feminist Poetics” Thursday, October 5th, 2017, 12:30-2:30pm, Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)   This event will feature poetry readings by two acclaimed contemporary poets, Bettina Judd...

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Feb 3rd, 12:30pm Daniel Borzutzky

Please join the Poetry and Poetics Colloquium for a reading titled, “The Performance of Becoming Broke” by Daniel Borzutzky, on February 3rd, 12:30pm in the Hagstrum rm, (University Hall 201). Daniel Borzutzky grew up...

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Drinking Gourd Chapbook Launch, January 19th

Join us for an evening of poetry as we celebrate the fourth Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize. The evening will include readings from Mayda Del Valle and Jenny Xie, the winners of 2016 Drinking...

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October 5th -15th, Global and Local Poets in Discussion: TJ Dema and Mayda Del Valle

  Global and Local Poets in Conversation is a projected multi-year partnership between Northwestern’s Poetry and Poetics Colloquium, its Program in Comparative Literary Studies, The Poetry Foundation, and Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.),...

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MAY 12th-13th, 2016: NATHANIEL MACKEY

Join us for a series of events with Nathaniel Mackey, May 12-13th.

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