The History and Practice of Experimental Poetics with Lucas Bailor

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with Lucas Bailor

This lecture will discuss experimental poetry’s history and the various ways it is interpreted in contemporary writing. Rather than working through a definition of what exactly experimental poetry is, we will look at ways it has been realized and interpreted in various historical, social, and theoretical contexts. This lecture will focus less on a comprehensive history of experimental poetry and will look more, instead, at various key texts and shifts in aesthetic and poetic focus over time. We will look at writers and periods such as Stéphane Mallarmé, Tristan Tzara and Dada, Concrete Poetry, the New York School, Lyn Hejinian and affiliated L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, and contemporary poets from Myung Mi Kim to Robin Coste Lewis. I will also look at how my own work contributes to this experimental tradition.

21st April 2018 at 4pm
Free and Open to Everyone

LBailorAbout Lucas Bailor

Lucas Bailor is a poet from Moreno Valley, California who currently teaches at California State University, Monterey Bay. This fall, he will begin his MFA candidacy at University of California, San Diego. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in HVTN, Hypnopomp, DUM DUM Zine, and SHARKPACK Poetry Review.
Part of Old Capitol Books’s celebration of National Poetry Month
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