AWP Panel - Tikkun Olam: Jewish Poets on Mending the World
Mar
8
4:30 PM16:30

AWP Panel - Tikkun Olam: Jewish Poets on Mending the World

Panelists: Rosebud Ben-Oni, Joy Katz, Erika Meitner, Sam Sax, Robin Beth Schaer

Dating back 2000 years, the concept of Tikkun Olam conveys a responsibility among Jews to help repair the world. This panel will explore how Jewish poets interpret that ethical commandment in their work and balance the solitude of writing with social engagement and activism. Panelists will discuss the particular ways poetry can (and can’t) respond to cultural and environmental crisis, and how writers can, as Grace Paley exhorts, “go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.”

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AWP Panel - Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem
Mar
10
1:30 PM13:30

AWP Panel - Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem

Panelists: Marianne Boruch, Sumita Chakrabortty, Deborah Landau, Robin Beth Schaer, Don Share

The revolutionary space in contemporary long poems can sustain innovative explorations of gender, race, family, ecology, and the tradition of poetry itself. Inspired by the recent resurgence of long and book-length poems, this panel asks how the form advances experimental voices and unlocks multifarious possibilities. How are contemporary writers forging a new, expansive epic that is both intimate and universal? When is the wild and impractical venture of a long poem exactly right for the job?

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College of Wooster
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

College of Wooster

Poetry reading by Robin Beth Schaer as part of the English Department at the College of Wooster's First Book Series. Schaer will be reading from her debut collection of poetry, Shipbreaking, as well as a sample of new work. 

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