The 122nd monthly episode of the podcast series “PoemTalk”—a discussion of Sean Bonney’s “Happiness” with Stephen Willey, Anna Strong Safford, and Luke Roberts.
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Today we are releasing episode 83 of the podcast series “PoemTalk”—a discussion of a late meta-poem by Wallace Stevens, “The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain,” with Susan Howe, Dee Morris & Nancy Kuhl.
John Ashbery is a Kelly Writers House Fellow this season. Two events featuring him as a Fellow will be streamed live as webcasts.
1) On Monday, February 11, 2013, beginning at precisely 6:30 PM eastern time, J.A. will give a reading.
2) On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, beginning at precisely noon eastern time, I will interview J.A. and will moderate questions and comments from a live audience at the Kelly Writers House and a worldwide audience via webcast.
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“ModPo” is an entirely free, non-credit, online 10-week version of the 14-week course on modern and contemporary American poetry I’ve been teaching for thirty years, mostly here at Penn in Philadelphia, mostly here in the Kelly Writers House.
The course makes use of audio recordings of the poets reading the poems we discuss, as well as other materials and resources we’ve assembled through PennSound, Jacket2, PoemTalk and the programs of the Kelly Writers House over the years.
The course was offered last fall, with 36,000 people enrolled from 129 different countries. An overview of that experience, including links to reviews of and articles about the course, is available here:
As of today, we are taking enrollments for the second running of ModPo – starting Saturday, September 7, and finishing 10 weeks plus two days later, on Monday, November 18. One can enroll here:
– providing merely an email address and name (no other information is requested). As I say, it is entirely free and entirely open. (Entirely open: for instance, a number of people with disabilities took the course last time, with little to no difficulty; and people in remote places with slow and far-flung connections were still able to keep up; participants ranged from 15 to 95 years old; etc.)
The 50th episode of PoemTalk, a discussion of Tom Raworth’s “Errory” with Marjorie Perloff, Charles Bernstein, and Michael Hennessey:
Video and audio up at PENN from the recent symposium.