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Conference Schedule 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PostBorder: Abandoning the Page, the Self Beyond 8.5x11 with Anthony Cody

Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Experimental, Poetry
Tags: Narrative, Form, The Page

About the Session

In this generative session, we will examine how the constraints and limitations of the page affect form and content to produce work that expands beyond traditional scale and presentation. The session provides poets the chance to experiment with form and scale in order to generate work that centers their own narrative and desire for the freedom of movement that we're allowed once we stretch beyond the page and physically enter and reclaim space. The session will also provide poets with examples of contemporary work currently in conversation with the session.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (forthcoming from Omnidawn, 2020), winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. He is a CantoMundo fellow from Fresno, California whose poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The Boiler, ctrl + v journal, Tinderbox, among other journals. Cody is a member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle where he co-edited How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology.