Talk Series

The first event in this season’s Talk Series takes place November 28th:

Poetry After the White House Poetry Jam: A Panel Discussion on the Nature and Role of the Avant-Garde

This talk will focus on poets Alison Knowles (founding member of Fluxus) and Kenneth Goldsmith (Conceptual Writing figurehead) and their inclusion in the 2011 White House Poetry Jam. Specifically, thinking about Knowles and Goldsmith as “avant-garde” figures: whether there can be an avant-garde that is current and representative, and how that impulse affects/is affected by an institutional context such as the White House.

The excellent panel includes Sandra Simonds, Rod Smith and Steven Zultanski. Please check back for additional info in the coming weeks!