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2018-2019 Reading Series

Poetry & Poetics Colloquium Events, 2018-2019

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.


Spaces of Exchange: A Symposium on Mandorla, a half-day conference on Friday, October 12, 2018.

1PM (Hagstrum Room) 

Mandorla’s Legacies: Talks by Edgar Garcia (U Chicago), Rachel Galvin (U Chicago), Steve Halle (ISU Publications Unit), and Emily Maguire (Northwestern)

3PM (Hagstrum Room)A Keynote Conversation: Mandorla founding editors Roberto Tejada (U of Houston) and Kristin Dykstra (St. Michaels) in conversation with John Alba Cutler and Harris Feinsod

5PM (Annie May Swift Hall Auditorium) 

A Poetry Reading with Daniel Borzutzky (UIC), Franscisco Aragón (Notre Dame), Mónica de la Torre (Brown U), Urayoán Noel (NYU), Roberto Tejada and Kristin Dykstra


Past Events, 2017-2018

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

Margaret Ronda and Sonya Posmentier

Friday, April 27, 12:30-2pm in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

Susan Stewart
Thursday, May 10, 5pm in Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201)

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