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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

MLA Off-Site Reading - Dec. 28, 2007





"A Nation of Nothing but Poetry" - On Fire
This year the tradition of poets gathering around the meeting of the Modern Language Association, begun in Washington D.C. in 1989, continued in the grand quarters of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The announcment read "More than 50 Poets!," and so it was, the poetics of more. There were also tables featuring Chicago journals and presses, everything from Hotel Amerika to Third World Press.
Here's what it loooked like from my vantage point --
















3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, you are all a bunch of sociologists in disguise!

Rosemary ;-)

Aldon Lynn Nielsen said...

I should perhaps explain for the benefit of those here depicted that Rosemary is making joking reference to a charge that was hurled against us (landing with an odd thud on the side of my head) by an irate MLA attendee who seems to believe that the MLA is killing literature. From the looks of things at the Off-Site reading, I'd say literature is doing a pretty good job of taking care of itself.

Susan said...

Thanks, Aldon.
Typo on Schwartz to the right!

sms