10:00-10:30: Breakfast*
10:30-10:35: Welcome
10:35-11:35Larry Eigner’s Disability Poetics
     Jennifer Bartlett, Michael Davidson, George Hart
     Moderator: Charles Bernstein
11:35-11:45: Break
11:45-12:45: Disability & Performance
     torrin a. greathouse, Camisha Jones
     Moderator: Declan Gould
12:45-1:45: Lunch**
1:45-2:45: Poetic Experiment & Disability
     Sharon Mesmer, Gaia Thomas, Kathi Wolfe
     Moderator: Orchid Tierney
2:45-3:00: Break
3-4:00: Keynote with Meg Day
     Introduction: Jennifer Bartlett
4:00-4:15: Break
4:15-5:15: Poetry reading
     Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Ferris, Ona Gritz, Dan Simpson, Brian
     Teare, Anne Kaier
5:15: Reception
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LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street
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*Breakfast from Metropolitan Bakery: mixed pastries, hardboiled eggs, mixed fruit, bagels with nova lox, red onion, capers, and cream cheese, coffee, assorted teas, orange juice.
**Lunch from Jimmy John’s: veggie sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, chips, chocolate chunk cookies, pickles, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, water.
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This symposium will curate critical and collaborative discussions around the relationships between the disabled body and contemporary poetic practices through avenues that test the very limits of poetry, publics, and performance. In what way can disability and the disabled body influence poetry? Organized by Jennifer Bartlett, Ariel Resnikoff, Adam Sax, and Orchid Tierney, in collaboration with Knar Gavin, Declan Gould, Davy Knittle, and Michael Northern. With support from The Creative Writing Program at The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Kelly Writers House, the Department of English, the Wolf Humanities Center, the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Poetry and Poetics Reading Group.
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Website Image: Vesalius’ Pump, Katherine Sherwood, 2006