Poetry as Social Action: A free symposium at the University of Auckland

POETRY AS SOCIAL ACTION 

A Symposium at the University of Auckland, 27 September 2013

How do contemporary poets engage their multiple audiences? What is the function of experiment in writing as a social act? How should we map the cultural dimensions of eco-poetics, identity politics or non-normative behaviours? Seven speakers address these and other questions in a series of interactive panels and a public reading hosted by the NZ Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) in conjunction with Australian poet Pam Brown’s Distinguished Visitor Award at the University of Auckland.

Our speakers are Adam Aitken (Sydney), Ali Alizadeh (Melbourne), Pam Brown (Sydney), Jen Crawford (Singapore), Ya-Wen Ho (Wellington), David Howard (Dunedin), Susan Schultz (Honolulu) and Ann Vickery (Melbourne).

We welcome students, staff and interested individuals to this free event at the Pat Hanan Room in Arts 2, 9 am-4.30 pm. Then join us at Auckland Central City Library and hear symposium poets read their work at WORD AND WORLD, 5.30-7 pm.          .

Programme: http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/social-action/index.asp
Information: Michele Leggott (m.leggott@auckland.ac.nz)

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