Workshop on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Fall 2003 Events

Thursday, October 9, 5-7 p.m.
Martha Kelly
Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford Slavic Languages Department
"The Evaluation of Time in Anna Akhmatova's Poem Without a Hero"
Baker Room, Stanford Humanities Center

Thursday, October 23, 6 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Nathaniel Mackey
Terrace Room, Stanford English Department

Nathaniel Mackey is the author of three books of poetry, Eroding Witness (University of Illinois Press, 1985), School of Udhra (City Lights Books, 1993) and Whatsaid Serif (City Lights Books, 1998), and the author of an ongoing prose composition, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, of which three volumes have been published. He is also editor of the literary magazine Hambone and coeditor (with Art Lange) of the anthology Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose (Coffee House Press, 1993). He teaches literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Friday, October 24, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Discussion with Nathaniel Mackey
Terrace Room, Stanford English Department

Thursday, November 6, 5-7p.m.
Roland Greene

Department of English and Department of Comparative Literature;
Chair, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
"Against Close Reading"
Baker Room, Stanford Humanities Center

Thursday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Discussion of New Generation: Poems from China Today with editor and translator Wang Ping
Boardroom, (rm. 126), Margaret Jacks Hall
Wang Ping was born in Shanghai and graduated from Beijing University in 1984. In 1996 and 1997, she received a creative writing fellowship from the NEA and New York Foundation for the Arts. Her previous works include a novel American Visa, and three books of poetry-Foreign Devil, Of Flesh and Spirit and the recent The Magic Whip (all from Coffee House Press). Her nonfiction work Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China won the Eugene M. Kayden Award for Best Book in the Humanities. She currently teaches creative writing in St. Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College.


Workshop Events 2002-2003