Poetry Symposium: Tangled Spaces on 9/29

Join Professor Lee Ann Brown for this poetry symposium on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The Symposium is held at the Martin F. Segal Theater at the CUNY Graduate Center. Check out the details below, and we hope you can make it!

Thu Sep 29, 2011, 4:00pm | Martin E. Segal Theatre

Tangled Spaces: Poets Writing Motherhood

Meena AlexanderKimiko HahnNicole CooleyLee Ann BrownTina ChangMarcella DurandBetsy FaginIdra NoveyTracy K. SmithLeah SouffrantKaren WeiserRachel ZuckerCate MarvinErica Hunt

How do we theorize a poetics of motherhood?  Attentive to divergent experiences of motherhood and using the maternal as a field that hovers outside neat categorization, this symposium will investigate the poetics of the maternal self and body through the experiences of women of color, adoptive mothers and single mothers.

Panel discussion with poets Meena Alexander, English, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY; Kimiko Hahn, Creative Writing and Translation, Queens College; Erica Hunt, independent scholar. Moderators: Nicole Cooley, Creative Writing and Translation, Queens College; Leah Souffrant, English, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Followed by a poetry reading with Meena Alexander, Lee Ann Brown,Tina Chang, Nicole Cooley, Marcella Durand, Betsy Fagin, Kimiko Hahn, Erica Hunt, Cate Marvin, Idra Novey,Tracy K. Smith, Leah Souffrant, Karen Weiser, and Rachel Zucker.

4:00: Panel Discussion
5:30: Reception
6:00: Poetry Reading
co-sponsored by the Poetics Group. Image (c) Jennifer Wroblewski.

Free and open to the public. All events take place at
The Graduate Center, CUNY,
365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th. 
The building and the venues are fully accessible. 
For more information please visit http://centerforthehumanities.org/ 
or call212.817.2005 or e-mail ch@gc.cuny.edu
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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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