Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
The Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Working Group reads and discusses book-length poetry works, essays on poetry, and the creative writing of its members. Our aim is to create an atmosphere of intensive investigations of current projects within the poetry world — what and how writers are shaping their texts, what traditions and present day conditions shape these creative responses — and generally to consider what role poetry plays in our larger political, social, and intellectual world. The works we will consider include both poetry written in English and poetry in translation. Writers, thinkers, and readers from across all disciplines and departments, students, faculty, and other members of the Berkeley poetry community are all invited to our events.