Symposium: Poetic Form: Refuge and Resistance

February 25, 2020
2:00 - 8:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

2020.02.25: Symposium: Poetic Form

Daniel Tiffany, Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld, and Michael Leong will present recent work. Organizers will facilitate a conversation about form across historical periods and between literary studies and creative writers.

The symposium will be preceded by a poetry reading by Michael Leong and Daniel Tiffany at 11 a.m. The afternoon will end with a roundtable. Dinner will be provided for all registered attendees. 

Registration is free, but required. Click here to register.


2:00 p.m.
Daniel Tiffany (University of Southern California), "Speaking in Tongues: Poetry and the Residues of Shared Language"

3:00 p.m.
Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld (Pomona College), "Seeing Things Otherwise: On Form and Potential in Picasso and Shakespeare"

4:00 p.m.
Coffee Break

4:30 p.m.
Michael Leong (California Institute of the Arts), "Documents and Forms in Contemporary Anglophone Poetry"

5:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.
Dinner for all registered attendees


Sponsored by the Bebe Koch Petrou Lecture Series, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, and the Marshall Grossman Lecture Series.

For more information contact: Scott Trudell (