Thursday, April 12 Lecture by Lisa Robertson 5:30pm, venue TBA
This year’s Robert Creeley Lecture in Poetry and Poetics will be given by
Lisa Robertson. An important focus of her talk will be 11th-13th century
poetries in the Occitan language, in which she will trace an avant avant
garde thinking through of literary form as embodied, affective process,
linguistic difference and minority/endangered languages and worlds, and the
production and circulation of social meaning. This discussion will in turn
have bearing on how contemporary poetic movements refuse and elude the
reduction of what poetry communicates to the semiotics of global capital.
Canadian poet Lisa Robertson recently published her tenth book, 3
Summers, with Coach House Books, as well as a chapbook, Starlings, with
Krupskaya. Previous titles include Cinema of the Present, The Men, and the
essay collections Nilling and Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the
Office for Soft Architecture. This year she is the inaugural recipient of the C.D.
Wright Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in
New York. She lives in France.