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Session Details

Thursday, 06 January

60. Roundtable on Poets Theater

1:45–3:00 p.m., Plaza III, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses

Presiding: Patrick F. Durgin, School of the Art Inst. of Chicago; Kevin Killian, California Coll. of the Arts

Presider's Annotation:
Sonia Sanchez has had to cancel. Daniel Tiffany (University of Southern California) will replace Sarah T. Bay-Cheng on this panel. Co-presiding is Kevin Killian, co-editor of The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater: 1945-1985.

Speakers: Sarah T. Bay-Cheng, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York; Heidi R. Bean, Bridgewater State Coll.; Sonia Sanchez, Temple Univ., Philadelphia; Fiona Templeton, Brunel Univ.; Rodrigo Toscano, Labor Inst.

Poetry and drama’s intersections involve a vast sweep of sociohistorical practices. From Aristotelian theory to Artaud’s theater of cruelty, Shakespeare and Milton to Gertrude Stein and Amiri Baraka, through postmodernist revisions of the Noh tradition, guerrilla performance and the slam scene, poets theater has proved a malleable and enduring genre. This roundtable gathers scholars and practitioners for brief presentations of and about exemplary works, opening onto a moderated discussion of the site of production, means, and materials of poets theater.

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Author Comment
Subject: New addition to the participants
Daniel Tiffany will replace Sarah Bay-Cheng on the roundtable.