Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Did I Lend You My Copy of Beasts of The Southern Wild? Because I Need It Back, Please Press

I hope you come to these two events today. Because an audience would make the event noticeably better:



Renowned poet and critic Rachel Blau DuPlessis will visit Denver University tomorrow Wednesday, April 10. We are very excited to have her. She will give a talk and reading. Hope to see you there!


Talk - 4pm: On Drafts, Sturm Hall 281

Reading - 8pm: Sturm Hall 281


Rachel Blau DuPlessis is the author of the long poem Drafts, begun in 1986, and collected recently in two books from Salt Publishing-- The Collage Poems of Drafts (2011), Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (2010). Her newest book is Surge: Drafts 96-114 , published by Salt in 2013. Transcending poetic schools and binaries in poetics with an odic verve and analytic intensity, Surge is the provocative, open-ended ending to Drafts, DuPlessis's twenty-six year project in the long poem.

Other volumes include Torques: Drafts 58-76 (Salt Publishing, 2007) as well as Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan U.P., 2001) and Drafts 39-57, Pledge, with Draft unnumbered: Précis (Salt Publishing, 2004). Her recent book Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2012) is part of a trilogy of works about gender and poetics that includes The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice and Blue Studios: Poetry and its Cultural Work, both from University of Alabama Press. She has published three other critical books on modern poetry, fiction and gender, eight other books of poetry, and three co-edited anthologies as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen. She has been awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a residency for poetry at Bellagio, and has held an appointment to the National Humanities Center. DuPlessis is Professor Emerita of English at Temple University.

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I teach during the reading but I will be there for the talk.

New Denver Quarterly TOC is being copy edited. The latest issue, Spring 47.3, should be romping inside your mailbox right now. I need to update the DQ website this week.

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