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Join Our 2023 “Experimental Poetry” Seminar!


One of Subversity’s two inaugural ten-month seminars, “Experimental Poetry” meets monthly to deeply study a recent book by one of ten of the world’s finest authors, e.g., Pulitzer Prize winner Rae Armantrout, National Book Award winners Daniel Borzutzky and Arthur Sze, and American Book Award winner Edwin Torres. (See complete schedule below.)

Facilitated by Big Other’s editor, John Madera, each session of the seminar comprises two parts: a ninety minute-long discussion of a recently published book followed by an hour-long Q&A session with the author of the discussed book.

Each session also includes access to an online folder that includes a writing prompt inspired by the discussed book, as well as supplementary readings, videos, links, etc. All sessions will be recorded and available as an archive for patrons.

The sessions are exclusively available to Patreon supporters.

Here is the schedule:

Experimental Poetry Seminar and Author Q&A:

(Each session meets 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., EST.)

February 23, 2023 : Will Alexander’s Divine Blue Light (for John Coltrane)

March 23, 2023: Rae Armantrout’s Finalists

April 20, 2023: Lisa Russ Spaar’s Madrigalia

May 19, 2023: Edwin Torres’s Quanundrum: [I Will Be Your Many Angled Thing]

June 22, 2023: Daniel Borzutzky’s Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018

July 20, 2023: Laura Cronk’s Ghost Hour

August 17, 2023: Marjorie Welish’s A Complex Sentence

September 21, 2023: Arthur Sze’s The Glass Constellation

October 19, 2023: Victoria Redel’s Paradise

November 16, 2023: John Yau’s Genghis Chan on Drums


(Image: Remedios Varo’s Creación de las aves (Creation of the Birds), 1957)

2 thoughts on “Join Our 2023 “Experimental Poetry” Seminar!

  1. I could not find the Rae Armantrout session archived on Patreon (the way the Will Alexander one was). Do you plan to post this and future sessions on Patreon? Thanks.

    1. Hi, Mark. Thanks for your question. The Armantrout session will be archived on Patreon soon. And yes, all the sessions will be archived on Patreon. Thanks, again.

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