ModPo update for Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday of week 9! Have you encountered John Cage’s explanation for why he thinks we should make English less understandable? If not, please take a look HERE.
As usual, we are holding office hours (one hour for each TA and myself) all throughout the week. No need to have questions for us. Just stop by to say hello. The schedule and links for each TA can be found HERE. Many people have told us that this feature—office hours!—is the most interactive and alive aspect of ModPo. Don’t miss!
This morning we have added three new ModPo videos to the week 5 ModPoPLUS syllabus. These are listed and linked below. Check them out!
This week our Wednesday webcast (November 6) will begin at 5 PM Philly time.
Next week’s week 10 webcast (starting at 3 PM on November 13) will feature a visit by the fabulous week 10 poet Tracie Morris herself. Plan on watching that one live!
If you can join us in person, here in Philadelphia, for our “final words” webcast (on Monday, November 18, starting at 10:30 AM—with lunch after!) please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Chicago and Chicago-area people—and those who might be visiting Chicago this coming weekend: the last official ModPo meet-up of the season in that city will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 10:30 AM to noon, at the Harold Washington Library, 7th floor South Study Room. If you plan to come, and if you have questions for Max McKenna, who is convening the group, please go HERE and leave a message.
Eleni is looking for people who might like to meet up in Princeton, New Jersey. Go HERE to let her and others know you are interested. A meet-up in Princeton hasn’t been scheduled yet. (Eleni writes: “I’m looking to create a ModPo meet up in Princeton Saturday afternoons, perhaps monthly during SloPo and weekly during the 10-week ModPo. I’d like to make it happen and would arrange a beautiful space!”)
NEW VIDEOS ADDED TODAY:
watch Nick Montfort on radical uses of the sonnet: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY]
watch a meta-poetic reading of “Mending Wall”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY]
watch another discussion of “Boy Breaking Glass”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY]