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Sunday, May 3 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Playing All the Words: On the Intersections of Poetry and Music FULL

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Five contemporary poets riff from music—or trouble its power—in poems about music and the treatment of Parkinson’s disease; an opera singer’s “lost” voice and rogue conductor; bad moods, lyric modes, and neuro-plasticity; and in postmodern remixes of the traditional love poem. From the Yvor Winters’ “quintet” to Kore Press, from the pages of the New Yorker to Smartish Pace, five accomplished poets (spanning four generations) share poems and discuss what it means to be a poet-singer now.

Speakers
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John Matthias

Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
John Matthias has published some thirty books of poetry, translation, collaboration, literary criticism, memoir, and fiction. He taught for many years at the University of Notre Dame, where he directed both MFAs and PhDs. He was part of the same generation of Stanford University grad students that includes Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, and John Peck. A Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge in the 1970s, he is now Life Member. He is Editor at... Read More →
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Daniel Evans Pritchard

Editor / Poet / Critic, The Critical Flame
Daniel is a poet, translator, and essayist. He is the founding editor of The Critical Flame (criticalflame.org), an online journal of literary nonfiction, criticism, and interviews. Daniel advises AGNI on digital strategy and serves on the board at Salamander Magazine. His work has or will be published by Slushpile, Harvard Review online, Public Pool, Prodigal, Drunken Boat, the Quarterly Conversation, the Battersea Review, Rain Taxi, and... Read More →
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Heather Treseler

Assistant Professor, Worcester State University
Heather Treseler's poems and essays appear in Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Southern Poetry Review, Boulevard, Pleiades, The Weekly Standard, and Consequence, among other journals, and in three books. She is an assistant professor at Worcester State University, where she teaches creative writing and American literature.
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Anthony Walton

Bowdoin College
Anthony Walton is the author of "Mississippi: An American Journey" and the editor, with Michael S. Harper of "The Vintage Anthology of African American Poetry" and "Every Shut-Eye Ain't Asleep: African Poetry Since World War II." His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, 32 Poems, Black Renaissance Noire, Notre Dame Review, Poetry Ireland and many other journals.
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Andi Werblin

Andrea Werblin is the author of two book of poems, Lullaby for One Fist (Wesleyan University Press, 2001) and Sunday with the Sound Turned Off (Lost Horse Press, 2014). Her work has appeared in BOOG Reader, EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts, The Massachusetts Review, and Smartish Pace. She works as a freelance Copy Director, and writes about neuroplasticity, extreme landscapes, amateur pastry-chef adventures, and stretch pants.

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Heather Treseler

Assistant Professor, Worcester State University
Heather Treseler's poems and essays appear in Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Southern Poetry Review, Boulevard, Pleiades, The Weekly Standard, and Consequence, among other journals, and in three books. She is an assistant professor at Worcester State University, where she teaches creative writing and American literature.


Sunday May 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
PEM Studio 2

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