To begin ...

As the twentieth century fades out
the nineteenth begins
it is as if nothing happened
though those who lived it thought
that everything was happening
enough to name a world for & a time
to hold it in your hand
unlimited.......the last delusion
like the perfect mask of death

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

U.S. Poets in Mexico – Workshops & Readings – January 2-9 2011

For a week this coming January I will be visiting the Mexican Caribbean town of Tulum in Quintana Roo & participating with a number of other poets from the United States & Mexico in a series of workshops, discussions & poetry readings. Among the faculty from the United States are Diane Wakoski, Mark Weiss, Paul Hoover, & Jen Hofer, & the poets from Mexico include Luis Cortés Bargalló, Rocío Cerón, Carla Faesler, & the Mayan poet Feliciano Sánchez Chan.

My own contribution will be a series of three discussion sessions (conversations rather than workshops), as follows:

1. Translation as Composition & Other Forms of Othering: A discussion of various procedures for bringing a range of other voices into the work of the poet as individual author.

2. Ethnopoetics at the Millennium: A review of ethnopoetics four decades after its introduction into poetic theory & practice.

3. The Anthology as Collage & Manifesto: A personal account of how the anthology can serve as an epic form of composition & as a means of transforming our ideas of poetry as such.

In the words of the organizers: “U.S. Poets in Mexico brings American and Mexican poets together to collaborate, work to strengthen their own writing, to expand public audiences for poetry from both nations, and to further literary cultural awareness between Mexico and the United States.”

Further information & procedures for enrollment can be found at

1 comment:

Ed Baker said...

just re:visiting Diane's Cap of Darkness AND her selected....Emerald Ice

GREED all of the various parts 'changed my life' through it I discovered Olson who she alluded to
and .then. I. discovered. my "other country"
I got something around here Four Lady Poets of which DW is one

which also 'struck me'.. all four of them, simultaneously!

I lived in San Miguel de Allende for about 3 months ... 1967