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John Reimringer, Novelist, and Katrina Vandenberg, Poet, on Writing and Parenthood, 2011-2015

Katrina Vandenberg, poet and creative non-fiction writer, and John Reimringer, novelist, are annual guests on the Bat; their interviews chart their adventures as writers and teachers – and, now, parents. May 2011 Download: audio, small video, or original. June 2012 Download: audio, small video, or original. In this 2012 interview, Katrina talks about her most […]

The Bakken Trio: Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Thursdays at Four, February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015IASEvents, IAS Thursdays0

Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A discussion with Michael Cherlin, the Bakken Trio, and friends Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Cellist Mina Fisher and the Bakken Trio will hold a discussion of Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) […]

Living Past Living in the Present: A Forum on Ferguson & State Violence with Poets. November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014IASEvents4

Living Past Living in the Present: A Forum on Ferguson & State Violence with Poets November 7, 2014, 6:00-7:30pm Cafe SouthSide, 3405 Chicago Ave S Organized by the IAS Collaborative on Well-Being in the Midwest African Diaspora. “We black folk, our history and our present being, are a mirror of all the manifold experiences of […]

Voices of Northeast Minneapolis, 2014-16

Download: audio, small video, or original. Sarah Stonich is the best-selling author of These Granite Islands, translated into seven languages and shortlisted for France’s Gran Prix de Lectrices de Elle; the critically acclaimed novel The Ice Chorus; and a memoir, Shelter. The founder of, she lives in Minneapolis and spends summers in northeastern Minnesota. […]

Freya Manfred, Poet, June 21, 2014

Download: audio. Transcript: docx or pdf. Freya Manfred‘s poetry has appeared in over 100 reviews and magazines and over 30 anthologies, and her literary memoir, Frederick Manfred: A Daughter Remembers, was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and an Iowa Historical Society Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award. Philip Roth has called this memoir a “classic.” She […]

Joe Paddock, Poet and Environmentalist, May 10, 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Poet, environmentalist, and oral historian Joe Paddock grew up in Litchfield, Minnesota, and was educated at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of the poetry collections Earth Tongues (1985) and Handful of Thunder: A Prairie Cycle (1983) and the essay collection Soil and Survival: Land Stewardship and […]

Mike Hazard, April 25, 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Transcript: docx or pdf. Mike Hazard, poet and filmmaker, talks to Peter Shea and reads poems illustrating his remarks from his book, This World is Not Altogether Bad. He establishes the influence of his parents–his mother, a Renaissance scholar, and his father, an English professor–on his life and work. […]

Margot Fortunato Galt, Poet and Essayist, April 18, 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Margot Fortunato Galt grew up a Yankee in South Carolina during the 1950s. Her memoir poetry and prose often return to this period, or to her Italian/American background. She has published seven books, two of which were nominated for Minnesota Book Awards. Her poetry and creative prose appear in […]

Louis Jenkins, Poet, April 13, 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Transcript: docx or pdf. Louis Jenkins is a prose poet from Enid, Oklahoma. He has lived in Duluth, Minnesota, for over 30 years with his wife Ann. His poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 1999 (Scribner 1999) and […]

December 9, 2013: Literary Translation in Europe and Austria in Critical Political Poetry

Available for download as audio, video, or original. Q&A Available for download as audio, video, or original. Literary Translation in Europe and Austria in Critical Political Poetry Monday, December 9, 2013, at 5:15pm 125 Nolte Center A talk by Dr. Renée Von Paschen, M.A., University Lecturer in Translation, Independent Translator, Interpreter, Writer, and Editor | […]

Tuesday, April 30: River of Poetry, a talk at/by the River with Amir Hussain

Poetry Workshop Tuesday, April 30, 4:00 pm River Park Flats on the Mississippi bank* (located on grassy area directly behind the Medical Center on East Bank campus/right off Harvard St.) “Water, is taught by thirst / Land—by the oceans passed,” writes Emily Dickinson. This talk will consider various ways in which poets like Walt Whitman, […]

3/16/13 Jake Marmer

Jake Marmer is a poet and performer. His first poetry collection, “Jazz Talmud” was published by Sheep Meadow Press in 2012. Currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, in 2008-2009, he was a Dorot Fellow in Jerusalem. He frequently contributes to the Forward and Tablet Magazine, and has recently co-hosted North America’s first […]

3/16/13 Benjamin Friedlander

Benjamin Friedlander is a poet and an assistant professor of English at the University of Maine. His areas of expertise include Poetry and Poetics, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, and Critical Theory. He is currently completing a book on Emily Dickinson and the Civil War. He is the author of Simulcast: Four Experiments in Criticism […]

INTERTEXTILE: TEXT IN EXILE: Shmata Mash-Up, A Jewette for Two Voices

February 15, 2013IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Available for download as audio (.mp3 – 42.8 MB) or as video (.m4v – 215.6 MB). A performance of poetry/scholarship that investigates the pun shmata (rag)/shma’ata (the text at hand) in the interwoven significance of text and textile throughout Jewish history and culture. Performed by University of Minnesota professor Maria Damon and Adeena Karasick, an […]

Adeena Karasick, 2/1/13

Adeena Karasick is an award-winning poet and media artist. This interview is also available as an audio download (.mp3 – 57.5 MB) or as a video podcast (.m4v – 325.9 MB).

Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker, November 2012

Harriet Tarlo is a poet who teaches at Sheffield Hallam University, and Judith Tucker is a painter who teaches in the School of Design at Leeds University, both in the United Kingdom.  They are engaged in a collaborative project which engages the landscape in the places they live.  In this interview they talk about engaging […]

November 15, 2012: Translating Poetry, Or, Versifying with an Accent

Available for download as audio (.mp3 – 58.9 MB) or video (.m4v – 331.1 MB). Question and Answer Session Audio download (.mp3 – 8.3 MB) Video podcast (.m4v – 47.0 MB). Anatoly Liberman is a professor of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. Professor Liberman has published widely across the spectrum of […]

November 13, 2012: Poetry Workshop: The Nature of Industrial Mining Sites – Led by Amir Hussain

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education Though published 71 years apart, Muriel Rukeyser’s Book of the Dead (1938) and Mark Nowak’s Coal Mountain Elementary (2009) both use techniques of documentary poetics to convey the human losses of poorly regulated industrial mining practices. Writing about sites where nature meets […]

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Jaap Blonk Demo-Workshop

Jaap Blonk is one of Europe’s foremost “sound poets,” melding a virtuosic command of the building blocks of language with an aesthetically riveting performance style that can evoke both laughter and tears. At this special University event, Blonk will talk about and give a demonstration of sound poetry. Lunch served. Made possible by the Imagine […]

The Poem’s Phenomenon – A presentation by Amir Hussain, Tuesday, October 11

Amir Hussain is a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota and a graduate assistant at the Institute for Advanced Study. He maintains a public blog, abundanceandscarcity, that explores issues and events from the Institute’s University Symposium on Abundance & Scarcity. His “Night Poem” and “Hour Poem” appear in Beloit Poetry Journal and Faultline: […]

Poetry Slam, Slam Poetry and the Life of a Poet in Germany

November 9, 2010IASEvents0

Xochil Schütz will talk about the German slam poetry scene and her work as a poet (in English). Poems will be read in translation. A Berlin author and award-wining performance poet, Xochil has presented author readings and shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Ukraine. She has also been a writer-in-residence […]

Performance Poetry Workshop (in German)

November 8, 2010IASEvents0

Xochil Schütz, a spoken word artist from Berlin, will host a slam-poetry workshop in German. Following a brief introduction to the German slam scene, workshop participants will be involved in the activity of creating and performing German slam poetry. Xochil is a well-known performance poet in Europe. The author of a handbook on creative writing […]

Tom Conley, April 15, 2010

Tom Conley is the Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Chair of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Among his recent works are An Errant Eye: Topography and Poetry in Renaissance France (forthcoming, 2010), Cartographic Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), and “Getting Lost on the Waterways of L’Atalante ,” […]

Anne Carson: Possessive Used as Drink (Me) + Bracko, 10/18

October 18, 2009IASEvents0

The Joseph Warren Beach Endowment is delighted to welcome Anne Carson to the University of Minnesota for the 50th anniversary of the Joseph Warren Beach Lectures in Literature. Recently the poet and scholar has exhilarated East Coast audiences with live mash-ups of poetry, dance, and performance art, drawing fans such as Lou Reed and Laurie […]

Digital Poetics: An interactive reading with John Cayley and comment by Rita Raley, March 5, 2009

John Cayley has practiced as a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer, and all these activities have often intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language. Rita Raley is a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She researches and teaches in the areas of the digital humanities and twentieth-century literature in […]

Rita Raley, March 5, 2009

The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (305.1 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 53.9 MB). Rita Raley is a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She researches and teaches in the areas of the digital humanities and twentieth-century literature in an “international” or “global” context. Raley’s most recent […]

John Cayley, March 5, 2009

The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (301.2 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 53.2 MB). John Cayley has practiced as a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer, and all these activities have often intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language. Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization’s Award for […]

Maria Damon, November 9, 2008

Maria Damon is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota, a member of the IAS advisory board, a residential fellow at the Institute in the spring of 2008, and an organizer of the Poetix Collaborative. Her recent works include Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader (co-edited with Ira Livingston, 2008), pleasureTEXTpossession (with mIEKAL aND, 2005), and “Electronic Poetry […]

Maria Damon, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2008

Maria Damon (English, College of Liberal Arts) worked on both writing and weaving as part of her project “Text, Textile, Exile.” During her fellowship she concentrated on intensive reading, revised an article, presented a paper at an NSF-sponsored conference at the Center for Literary Computing at West Virginia University, and applied successfully for a summer residency at e-text+textiles in Riga, Latvia. Professor […]

“Poetry from the Engine Room”: A Reading by Renee Gladman and Carla Harryman, 12/5/07

December 5, 2007IASEvents0

Renee Gladman is an Assistant Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University and author of Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist and A Picture Feeling. Carla Harryman is an author, playwright and critical essayist. She is part of the MFA faculty at Bard College and a senior lecturer at Wayne State University. Cosponsored by Voices […]

“The Sound Creates the Space: Time and Place in Aural Art”: A performance and discussion with Daniel Givens and Nathaniel Braddock, 10/17/07

October 17, 2007IASEvents0

Reading by Daniel Givens, a poet, MC, DJ, photographer and producer currently living in New York, accompanied by Nathaniel Braddock, a Chicago-based guitarist, percussionist, and composer, followed by discussion about the art of timing in improvisational performance in two art forms, poetry and music.

“Pre-Logical Poetry Hijinx!”: A reading by poets Steve McCaffery and Edwin Torres, 10/4/07

Two cutting-edge performance poets one from the Canadian multi-arts 1970s, one from the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe share their perspectives on poetry, process and community, and perform their work. Born in the Bronx and raised in Puerto Rico and New York City, Edwin Torres started creating text and performance work in 1988 under the banner “I.E. […]

“The Poetry of Time and the Disorientation of Memory”: A presentation by Jason Rubin and John Merigliano, 10/1/07

October 1, 2007IASEvents0

This project uses music and animation to bring to life a poem by the obscure turn-of-the-century author Samuel Greenberg (1893-1917). The artists will manipulate the interplay between these mediums in order to disorient the way they are perceived by the viewer over the duration of the film. The film will draw upon time in such […]

The Poetix Collaborative, 2007-2008

The Poetix Collaborative is dedicated to the cross-cultural study of poetics and poetry and to performing poetic works for campus and non-campus communities alike. Foremost among its multiple aims is to encourage scholarly exchanges on poetics across disciplinary divides and institutions, to make poetry more visible, viable, and embodied, and to establish links with locally, […]

“Voices From the Gaps – Tenth Anniversary Celebration”: Readings by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Ana-Maurine Lara, 4/26/07

April 26, 2007IASEvents0

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, a poet and voice artist from Harlem, and Ana-Maurine Lara, an AfroDominican American writer and organizer, reads in celebration of VG/Voices from the Gaps’ 10th anniversary. VG is a transnational education website about women writers and artists of color, housed in the Department of English. Undergraduate students research and write for, […]

“The Last Communist Virgin”: A discussion of Wang Ping’s latest book (and other topics of interest) with Wang Ping and Alison McGhee, 4/17/07

April 17, 2007IASEvents0

St. Paul writer Wang Ping will read from her new collection of short stories, “The Last Communist Virgin,” and discuss her work with fellow Twin Cities writer Allison McGhee. “The Last Communist Virgin” is a book about love in a fast-changing world: love for the people and the land from the west and the east, […]

“Meaning’s Patterned Movement: What the Long History of Korean Intermedia Texts Can Offer Us as New Artists” – a presentation by Walter K. Lew, 4/13/07

April 13, 2007IASEvents0

Korean studies scholar and poet Walter K. Lew presents different political and aesthetic junctures from Korean texts that combine language, icons, and sometimes performance–ranging from seventh-century Buddhist dharani and the fifteenth-century development of Korean orthography to “movietelling” performances during the Japanese colonial era and the avant-garde poetries of Yi Sang (1910-37) and Yi Won (b. […]

Anselm Hollo, March 2007

Anselm Hollo is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing and Poetics Department at The Naropa Institute, a Buddhist-inspired nonsectarian liberal arts college in Boulder, Colorado. He was born in Helsinki, Finland, but in his early twenties, he left Finland to live and work as a writer and translator, first in Germany and Austria, then in London, […]

“Truth Telling and the Need for Poetry: From the Harlem Renaissance to Hip-Hop”: Reading and lecture by Nikki Giovanni, 2/28/07

February 28, 2007IASEvents0

Celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month with the Office for University Women and poet, essayist, activist, and Professor Nikki Giovanni. Giovanni will read some of her own poetry, as well as give a lecture entitled, “Truth Telling and the Need for Poetry: From the Harlem Renaissance to Hip-Hop.” The lecture will be followed […]