Monday, May 27, 2013

praise for PennSound

Happily received by email today:

"I'd like to take a moment to thank you & everyone else involved for PennSound & all related to it; I'm a performer & composer working in contemporary music in the UK, & I discovered PennSound while I was researching Olson, Niedecker, Cage & others during my Composition PhD. I think it's fair to say that it has changed my life, both in that it introduced me to poets who now are essential to me, & in that their work has been & continues as a constant inspiration for my own work, pushing me to think much harder & more creatively about form, score space & a host of other elements in the music I write. I also learnt to sing Jerry Rothenberg's Horse Songs (with his encouragement), which was fun."

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fall 2013 ModPo webcast schedule

Fall 2013 ModPo webcast schedule:

(Note: these sessions are live but video recordings are available immediately afterwards.)

1. Monday, September 9, noon (eastern time)
2. Wednesday, September 18, 9 PM (eastern time)
3. Wednesday, September 25, 10 AM (eastern time)
4. Wednesday, October 2, noon (eastern time) [a discussion of Stein's "Tender Buttons" with three poets]
5. Tuesday, October 8, 9 PM (eastern time)
6. Wednesday, October 16, 10 AM (eastern time)
7. Wednesday, October 23, noon (eastern time)
8. Tuesday, November 5, noon (eastern time) [live webcast session of PoemTalk on Whitman's "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"]
9. Wednesday, November 6, 9:30 AM (eastern time) [Please note that Daylight Savings Time ends on November 3.]
10. Thursday, November 14, noon (eastern time) [with invited guests from among the chapter 9.3 poets: Mike Magee, Tracie Morris, Kenneth Goldsmith]
11. Monday, November 18, noon (eastern time) [final words]

For an overview of this free, non-credit, 10-week course on modern and contemporary American poetry, click here.

To enroll, click here.