Minneapolis Convention Center | April 10, 2015
(Jericho Brown, James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, Paisley Rekdal, Richard Siken) This panel spotlights the poet's poet whom we did not encounter in our formal educations or who has slipped under the radar of anthologies or prizes, but whose work is undeniably masterful. Examples might be Gwendolyn Brooks, Muriel Rukeyser, Bob Kaufman, Laura Riding Jackson, Lorine Niedecker, Audre Lorde, and Robert Hayden, among others. The panel analyzes notions of poetic mastery, the politics of neglect, and the ways in which teaching is a kind of canon-making.
Published Date: December 16, 2015