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Readerless Books and Workerless Works

Contemporary Poetry in the U.S., 2000–2015
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Led by Jennifer Ashton, University of Illinois at Chicago
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will examine some very recent poetic projects (conceptual, computer-generated, collage, concrete) that seek to locate the limits of the genre at a moment when the genre can be imagined to have no limits. To borrow from the title of a famous essay by Stanley Fish, how do we know a poem when we see one, if a poem can seemingly take any shape at all?

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.

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