ModPo week 2 webcast (Thurs. Sept 20th at noon)
It’s webcast day here at the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia. You really should try to make plans to watch (and participate in) today’s second weekly ModPo webcast of 2018. We start at exactly noon Philadelphia time (some 5 hours from the time I’m sending this message).
We hope you won’t just watch (although you can just watch!). We hope you will participate in the discussion. Here are four ways:
1) CALL US. You can call us on the telephone! The number is 610-616-3208. Please do call us! If you are the second caller, you will “win” a poetry book, which we’ll mail to you after the webcast.
2) POST A COMMENT OR QUESTION TO THE SPECIAL 9/12/18 WEBCAST DISCUSSION THREAD. For each webcast we create a special thread in the ModPo discussion forums. Click HERE to view today’s thread. Add your comments or questions. We will read them all. We will try to respond to some of them during the live session.
3) TWITTER. Many ModPo webcast fans like to interact with others using Twitter. Use the hashtag #ModPoLive. If you think of it include ModPo’s twitter handle: @modpopenn . One of the TAs will be watching twitter and we can respond to you that way.
4) FACEBOOK. If you are watching the Facebook Live video on the ModPo group page, you can read and add to the comment stream you’ll find under the video player there.
If you are in or near Philadelphia, please come to the Writers House at 3805 Locust Walk on Penn’s campus. You are welcome today to join us in person; you are always welcome to visit us there.
Today of course we’ll mostly be talking about ModPo’s week 2 poems—various modern & contemporary poets influenced by Dickinson and/or Whitman.
As usual we will make available a recording of today’s webcast, and will send out a link to it soon after the session. The webcast schedule for ModPo 2018 (and other info) can be found HERE.
“See” you in five hours,
P.S. Today we are releasing episode #128 of the podcast series called “PoemTalk.” This time I talk informally with three poets about two poems by Sueyuen Juliette Lee. HERE is the link to the PoemTalk program notes at Jacket2 magazine, which includes a link to the audio. ModPo’s Zach Carduner is the long-time editor of PoemTalk. The series is a collaboration of the Kelly Writers House and the Poetry Foundation.