This symposium will curate critical and collaborative discussions around the relationships between the disabled body and contemporary poetic practices through avenues that test the very limits of poetry, publics, and performance. In what way can disability and the disabled body influence poetry?
Organized by Jennifer Bartlett, Ariel Resnikoff, and Orchid Tierney, in collaboration with Knar Gavin, Declan Gould, Davy Knittle, Michael Northern, and Adam Sax.
10:35-11:35 Larry Eigner’s Disability Poetics
Jennifer Bartlett, Michael Davidson, George Hart
Moderator: Charles Bernstein
11:45-12:45: Disability & Performance
torrin a. greathouse, Camisha Jones
Moderator: Declan Gould
1:45-2:45 Poetic Experiment & Disability
Sharon Mesmer, Gaia Thomas, Kathi Wolfe
Moderator: Orchid Tierney
3-4:00: Keynote with Meg Day
Introduction: Jennifer Bartlett
4:15-5:15 Poetry reading
Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Ferris, Ona Gritz, Dan Simpson, Brian Teare