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Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where Poetry Comes From with Alberto Álvaro Ríos

Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Traditions, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Poetry, Writing Life

About the Session

Where does poetry come from? This is an impossible question to answer, of course, and it’s different for everybody—still, it comes from somewhere. This is one person’s exploration of the journey, moving from border kid to poet laureate of the state. The markers that lead beyond poetry toward a greater poetics of understanding are complex but unmistakable, and this session will explore the makings of what matters to us as poets.

Meet the Presenter(s)