• Event Details:

  • Wednesday April 19, 2017
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Arts and Convocation Hall
    Student Lounge
    U of A Campus[Map to venue]
  • Free event

Expanding Horizons

  • Event Details:

  • Wednesday April 19, 2017
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Arts and Convocation Hall
    Student Lounge
    U of A Campus[Map to venue]
  • Free event

What is the future of innovative poetry, and what role will our poetic practices play in shaping the future of culture and politics? In this panel discussion, hosted by Christine Stewart, four poets describe their own methods of poetic innovation, and the potential effects and interventions of these innovative poetries.

Douglas Barbour is Professor Emeritus, Department of English & Film Studies, University of Alberta. The University of Alberta Press published his latest book of poems, Listen. If. in Spring 2017. He was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2003.

Having grown up all over the world, Shane Book writes from a globalized position, employing a formally innovative practice that draws on weaponized techniques of the avant garde, language’s base atomic properties and cloud varieties of cultural production in the Western world and the African Diaspora.

Joel Katelnikoff works on Inhabitations: A Recombinant Theory Project. The project remixes the work of contemporary poets and theorists, using techniques conventionally associated with plagiarism and piracy in order to develop new collaborative methods of critical and poetic writing.

Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s leading Indigenous writers whose collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience. He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the nêhiyaw language. His maternal ancestry can be traced back to the fur trade and to the Métis community of Kinosota, Manitoba, which was established in 1828 by the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Literature Centre.

Canadian literature Centre

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