High Voltage Poetry: On the Poetic Turn

13 05 2016

As part of the programming for the inauguration of Illinois Wesleyan University’s nineteenth president, Eric Jensen, on Friday, April 1, some colleagues and I participated in a series of lightning talks highlighting some of the artistic and scholarly projects taking place at IWU. Along with poet Dan Smart (among other things, the author of the great poetry blog “Rhythm Is the Instrument”) and student respondents Kristina Dehlin and Jake Morris, I was a part of the presentation “High Voltage Poetry: On the Poetic Turn.” Check it out for a succinct introduction to the turn, for Dan’s terrific reflections on ways in which the turn has informed his own work, and for Kristina’s and Jake’s very smart reflections and questions–

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The High Voltage Poetry Team: Dan Smart, Jake Morris, Kristina Dehlin, and Mike Theune

 

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13 05 2016
K. Kerr

If I remember correctly, Jim McGowan wrote a sestina that he read at the inauguration of Minor Myers or the president after Dr. Myers. Does anyone still have a copy?

17 05 2016
Mike Theune

I do, somewhere, KK–lemme see if I can get my hands on it! (Thanks for stopping by the blog!)

17 05 2016
Mike Theune

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