‘Not memory but a work’: Eric Mottram after 20 Years

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Thursday, November 19:

Visit to the Eric Mottram Archive at King’s College, London.
1.00 to 4.00.
(Details to follow)

7.30 Xing the Line: Poetry Reading @ The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, London WC1x 0AE
Maggie O’Sullivan and Allen Fisher

Friday, November 20:
10.00 – 10.30: Registration
10.30-11.30: Keynote Lecture:
John Whiting: Recordings of Eric Mottram

11.45-1.00: Mottram and American Poetry
Gavin Selerie: Mottram and Charles Olson
Robert Hampson: Mottram and Ginsberg
Juha Virtanen: Mottram on poetry and performance

2.00- 3.30: Workshop: Eric Mottram’s Legal Poems
Led by Will Rowe

4.00-6.00: Mottram and British Poetry
Simon Smith: Interrogation Poems
Gareth Farmer: Mottram and Veronica Forest-Thomson
Geraldine Monk: King’s Reading

6.30-8.00: Poetry Reading
By participants in conference – and to include poems by Mottram
Saturday, November 21:
10.00 – 10.30: Registration
10.30-11.30: Keynote Lecture:
Clive Bush: ‘Eric Mottram, Muriel Rukeyser and Juhasz’

11.45-12.45: Workshop: Elegy 30
Allen Fisher

1.45- 3.00 Mottram and American Studies
Peter Barry: Mottram as educator
Maggie Humm: Eric, Paul Goodman and Me: Eric as Supervisor
Dale Carter: Mottram and American Studies

3.15-4.15: Workshop: Shelter Island & the Remaining World
Ian Brinton

4.15-5.30: Mottram Miscellany
Frances Presley: Experimental poetry and feminism? Eric Mottram in London
Peterjon Skelt: “He has been a rover of the outer seas: paying attention with Eric Mottram”.
Steven Willey: Girlie Poems: Gender and Naming in the British Poetry Revival.

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