The Landscape Listens: Women Poets and the American Experience

12:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014
8:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014
George SHerman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
Metcalf Ballroom
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Join us as we celebrate the amazing tradition of American women poets, from Phillis Wheatley to Emily Dickinson, from Elizabeth Bishop to Adrienne Rich, and more. This two day conference will include poetry readings and panels on the historical and canonical impact of poetry by women. Poets attending the conference will include Lucie Brock-Broido, Jericho Brown, Henri Cole, Marie Howe, Colette Inez, Robert Pinsky, Sonia Sanchez, Vijay Seshadri, Jane Shore, Afaa Michael Weaver, C.D. Wright & Franz Wright. Panels– Today’s Poets on the tradition of great American Women Poets: 1:00 PM Jericho Brown on Anne Sexton; Afaa Michael Weaver on Lucille Clifton; Marie Howe on Jane Kenyon; C.D.Wright on Besmilr Moore Brigham. Moderated by Charif Shanahan, Poetry Society of America 2:00 PM Colette Inez on Emma Lazarus; Lucie Brock-Broido on Emily Dickinson; Franz Wright on Marguerite Young; Henri Cole on Sylvia Plath. Moderated by Professor Bonnie Costello, Boston University 3:00 PM Robert Pinsky on Louise Bogan; Jane Shore on Elizabeth Bishop; Sonia Sanchez on Gwendolyn Brooks; Vijay Seshadri on Adrienne Rich. Moderated by Alice Quinn, Poetry Society of America 5:00 PM Public Reception 6:00 PM A Festival of Readings Sponsored by the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center & the Poetry Society of America with the BU College of General Studies Reading Series; and the BU Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities