‘After the Long Poem’ a colloquium and poetry reading by Professor Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Emerita Professor at Temple University)

Institute for the Humanities, Floor 1, Lipman Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

5.30-7.00 23 January, 2017

The seminar is FREE and open to all.

In this colloquium, Professor Rachel Blau DuPlessis will be discussing the contemporary long poem and will be reading extracts from, Drafts. DuPlessis started Drafts in1986 and published the final installment in 2012: Surge: Drafts 96-114. According to Ron Silliman, Drafts is ‘one of the major poetic achievements of our time’. In this colloquium Professor DuPlessis will reflect on form, gender and contemporary American long poems in the context her own work in the mode.

Poet, editor, and scholar Rachel Blau DuPlessis is one of the foremost critics of her generation. Recent works of poetry include Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (Salt Publishing, 2010) and the post-Drafts books Interstices (Subpress, 2014), Graphic Novella (Xexoxial Editions, 2015), along with the chapbook “Churning the Ocean of Milk” <http://www.alligatorzine.be>, 2014.  Her works of scholarship include Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women Writers (1985), H.D.: The Career of That Struggle (1986), The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice (1990), Genders, Races and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908–1934 (2001), Blue Studios: Poetry and its Cultural Work (2006), and Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry(2012). As editor, her books include The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990) and, with Susan Stanford Friedman, Signets: Reading H.D. (1990). With Peter Quartermain, she coedited The Objectivist Nexus: Essays in Cultural Poetics (1999) and with Ann Snitow, The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women’s Liberation (1998; reprint 2007).

Should you require further information about this event please contact Victoria Bazin: Victoria.Bazin@northumbria.ac.uk

Location: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/media/738539/citycampus_map.pdf

This is a collaborative event organised by NEMRI (the North East Modernist Research Initiative), the Modern and Contemporary Research Group and the Gender and Society Research Hub at Northumbria University.