A CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY POETICS AND POLITICAL ANTAGONISM
PRESENTED BY SMALL PRESS TRAFFIC
MAY 30 & 31, 2008
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
While a triumphalist rhetoric of community and collectivity has frequently accompanied the narratives of alternative literary scenes and practices, the purpose of this conference is to instead explore the myriad ways in which consensus and community become challenged and/or untenable, and to produce fresh opportunities for rethinking poetic theory and practice.
Organized by Chris Chen, Cynthia Sailers and Stephanie Young.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, MAY 30
@ Timken Hall, CCA San Francisco campus, 7:30
Cynthia Sailers gives a talk on Group Mania and The Criminal Mind
SATURDAY, MAY 31
please note: all Saturday panels will be at the
CCA Oakland campus
11:00-12:30, Macky Hall, first floor
2:00-3:30, Macky Hall, first floor
3:45 - 4:00, Nahl Hall
4:00-5:30, Nahl Hall
An Ethnic Avant-Garde?
7:30 PARTY AND READINGS
Readings from Tyrone Williams and Bhanu Kapil. Hosted by David Buuck. Directions/map to David Buuck's house will be available at the conference, or email: email@example.com
- Claire Becker
- My full-length book, Where We Think It Should Go, can be yours via Octopus Books, Small Press Distribution, or Amazon. We better celebrate these hard copies while we can. When I'm not writing poetry, I teach amazing young people who are blind. I believe in a healthier future.