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Expanding Horizons

Old Arts Building @ University of Alberta University of Alberta, 113 Street & 91 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

What is the future of innovative poetry, and what role will our poetic practices play in shaping the future of culture and politics? In this panel discussion, hosted by Christine Stewart, four poets describe their own methods of poetic innovation, and the potential effects and interventions of these innovative poetries. Douglas Barbour is Professor Emeritus, Department of English & Film Studies, University of Alberta. The University of Alberta Press published his latest book of poems, Listen. If. in Spring 2017. He was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2003. Having grown up all over the world, Shane Book writes from a globalized position, employing a formally innovative practice that draws on weaponized techniques of the avant garde, languageā€™s base atomic properties and cloud varieties of cultural production in the Western world and the African Diaspora. Joel Katelnikoff works on Inhabitations: A Recombinant Theory Project. The project remixes […]