Public Programs And Events

Making Poems, Making Poets

Making Poems, Making Poets

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

This reading and conversation features the work of the poets in Patricia Carlin's celebrated workshop at The New School. Through community and thoughtful critique this group of pre-MFA, post-MFA, non-MFA New York City poets have developed their art and found both the modes of publishing best suited to them, and the support needed to make a life as a poet. Come hear these poets, speak with them, and find out how they do it. Hosted by Patricia Carlin.

Patricia Carlin is a professor at The New School. She teaches poetry writing, Shakespeare studies, and poetry and poetics, for which she has received the Distinguished University Teaching Award. Her book publications include two poetry collections, Quantum Jitters (2009) and Original Green (2003); a third poetry collection, Second Nature, forthcoming in 2016; and Shakespeare’s Mortal Men, a study of Shakespeare’ plays in their cultural context. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Verse, Bomb, Boulevard, American Letters & Commentary, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and many others.  She co-edits the poetry journal Barrow Street and is a co-founder of Barrow Street Books. Recent awards include fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and two Pushcart Prize nominations.

Sponsored by the MFA Creative Writing Program.

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