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Saturday, October 6 • 1:00pm - 2:25pm
From Condensary to Essay: A Reading

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Four poets who have entered the lush field of the essay read their prose pieces. Drawn to more expansive expression, the poets need to spell things out, clear things up, take a different kind of responsibility, reach other parts of the polis and other parts of readers’ minds. In the spirit of experimental trials, these essays endeavor to enlist fact and reason while embodying some of poetry’s most potent qualities and/or directly addressing the deeper essence of what Lorine Niedecker termed poetry’s condensary. As in, assay, as say, as sing.

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Ching-In Chen

University of Washington Bothell
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart's Traffic: a novel in poems (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009), recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017; 2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Transgender Poetry); and to make black paper sing (speCt! Books, 2019). Chen is also co-editor of The Revolution... Read More →

Jennifer Firestone

Assistant Professor of Literary Studies, Eugene Lang College
Jennifer Firestone is the author of five books of poetry and four chapbooks including Story (UDP), Ten, (BlazeVOX [books]), Gates & Fields (Belladonna* Collaborative), Swimming Pool (DoubleCross Press), Flashes (Shearsman Books), Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at... Read More →

Dana Teen Lomax

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet, filmmaker, and educator. Her recent project THE BEAUTIFUL is forthcoming from Black Radish Books; together with Jennifer Firestone, she edited Letters to Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia) which Cornel West called a... Read More →

Sarah Rosenthal

Sarah Rosenthal is the author of Lizard (Chax, 2016), Manhatten (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009), and several chapbooks. A collaboration with poet Valerie Witte is forthcoming from The Operating System. Rosenthal edited A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Poets of the Bay... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
119 DeBartolo Hall

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