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Maxine Kumin reads primarily from House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate (1976), along with selections from her earlier work.

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In this reading given with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Kate Bernheimer reads two stories from her collection Horse, Flower, Bird (2010).

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In response to questions from attendees, John Ashbery discusses cinema, wide-ranging responses to his two earliest books (Some Trees, 1956, and The Tennis Court Oath, 1962), and his appreciation for the poetry of Walt Whitman. He also considers movements in American poetry including modernism, postmodernism, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry, and new formalism.

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Carole Maso reads from a work in progress called The Bay of Angels and shares excerpts from her 2002 prose poem Beauty Is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo.

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Rita Dove reads from her collection American Smooth: Poems (2004).

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Brian Blanchfield reads from Not Even Then (2004). This reading was originally given with Richard Siken.

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Richard Siken reads poems that would later be published in Crush (2005). This reading was originally given with Brian Blanchfield.

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Dana Levin reads primarily from In the Surgical Theatre (1999). This reading was originally given with Louise Glück.

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Brian Blanchfield reads from his James Laughlin Award-winning book A Several World (2014). This reading was originally given with Karen Brennan and Stephen Willey.

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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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Hilito is a short film that captures a performance by Cecilia Vicuña in the Sonoran Desert. It was filmed over the span of a week across various locations in Tucson. Vicuña created this film for the Poetry Off the Page Symposium.

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Daniel Schoonebeek reads poems from his collections American Barricade (2014) and Trébuchet (forthcoming from University of Georgia Press, 2016). This reading was originally given with Solmaz Sharif as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.

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Solmaz Sharif reads poems from her collection Look (2016). This reading was originally given with Danniel Schoonebeek as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.

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Claudia Rankine reads from and discusses Citizen (2014). This reading incorporates artwork included in Citizen as well as other visual materials, including additional works by artists featured in Citizen and the video essay "Situation 8" by Claudia Rankine and John Lucas. 

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Benjamin Rybeck reads from his novel The Sadness (2016). This reading was originally given with Lawrence Lenhart and Natasha Stagg.

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Kristen Radtke reads from Imagine Wanting Only This (2017). This reading was originally given with Charles Yu.

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Rubén Martínez discusses being at an impasse in writing, what he describes as surgimiento in Spanish, or emergence. His talk touches on his personal experience and writing, as well as work by other writers and artists.

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