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Conspiracy Simile: A Poetry Craft Talk

Conspiracy Simile: A Poetry Craft Talk

Ellis, Thomas Sayers
Title: Conspiracy Simile: A Poetry Craft Talk
Reading Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Welcome-12793

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by Tyler Meier

Introduction-12794

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by Samuel Ace

"A Poet's Guide to the Assassination of JFK {the Assassination of Poetry}"-12795

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Performed with musical accompaniment. Differs from published version.


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Ellis, Thomas Sayers. "A Poet's Guide to the Assassination of JFK ." The Baffler 24 (2013): 169-171. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.

On documentary poetics, the Zapruder film, and Ellis's 1992 poem "Zapruder" -12796

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Ellis, Thomas Sayers. "Zapruder." Ploughshares 18.4 (1992): 67. Print.

On cover-ups in poems and the editing of memory-12797

Question and Answer Session-12798

Reading Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

In this Poetry Craft Talk titled "Conspiracy Simile: The Assassination of JFK/The Assassination of Poetry, or How I Discovered I Was Writing Cover-Story Poetics," Thomas Sayers Ellis explores the role of truth and evidence in poetry, and critically examines his own 1992 poem "Zapruder."

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