Robert Creeley Lecture on Poetry and Poetics

Upcoming Events

SIMONE WHITE presents “expand into what?” 

Thursday, October 21st, 7:30pm EST  

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In her Creeley lecture “expand into what?,” poet, scholar, and professor Simone White will take up the need for performance in poetry and for poetry as performative event in the contemporary moment, alongside poetry’s tendentious relation to institutional mandates and terms when it has become more vulnerable to certain kinds of institutional capture. It will explore possibilities for expansion of a poetic practice today, as poetry becomes increasingly determined by the institutionalized frame(s) in which poets must work. How can linguistic experimentation draw out and even challenge or refuse poetry’s complex of relations with what commissions it?


Reflections & Conversation 

Friday, October 22nd, 3:00pm EST

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Please join us for a response to Simone White by artist and cultural theorist Hannah Black, as well as collective discussion through which we’ll reflect on the lecture.

Simone White.

credit: Dana Scruggs

Simone White is author of Dear Angel of Death (Ugly Duckling Presse 2018), Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem 2016), and House Envy of All the World (Factory School 2010). Her writing has appeared in Artforum, BOMB, e-flux journal, Chicago Review, and The New York Times Book Review. In 2017, she received the Whiting Award for Poetry. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the writing faculty at Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

Hannah Black.

Hannah Black is an artist and writer from the UK, living and working in New York. Her works have been recently exhibited at Performance Space and the New Museum in New York, the Sharjah Biennial, Eden Eden in Berlin, Chisenhale Gallery and Arcadia Missa in London, and mumok in Vienna. She has performed at the Centre d’art contemporain Geneva, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and MoMA PS1 in New York, among others.

Past Events

2017:  Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan Professor at the University of Virginia, “Reading Poetry”