Shop Talk

Shop Talks take a "round table" approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere. Each Shop Talk begins with a mini-lecture on the featured author, followed by a conversation about the author and the work. A study packet containing biographical information, excerpts, and criticism is made available for each event, and no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required. All discussions take place at 6:00 pm around the Persian rug in the Dorothy Rubel Room. For more information, email Wendy Burk at

04/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tucson Poetry Festival Executive Director Matthew Conley leads a discussion of the work of Lorine Niedecker (1903–1970). Associated with the Objectivist poets, Lorine Niedecker lived most of her life in the rural setting of Blackhawk Island, Wisconsin. Her distinctive body of work was not widely recognized during her lifetime, but is...

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