2014 Poets in Conversation Salon

Poetry International is pleased to announce the 2014 Poets in Conversation Salon with guest Srikanth Reddy and Suzanne Buffam. Here is more information about the poets and their recommended reading list. It will be held in AL 266, February 5th from 12:30 – 2PM, on the SDSU campus.

srikanth-reddySrikanth Reddy is the author of two books of poetry–Facts for Visitors and Voyager–and a book of criticism, Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry.  He has received fellowships and awards from the Asian American Writer’s Workshop, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Creative Capital Foundation, among others.  In fall 2015, he will deliver the Bagley Wright Lectures in Poetry.  Reddy is currently an associate professor of English at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Program in Poetry and Poetics.

suzanne-buffamSuzanne Buffam is the author of two collections of poetry, Past Imperfect and The Irrationalist, which was a finalist for the 2011 Griffin Award.  She has received fellowships and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jeannette Haien Ballard Writers’ Trust, among others.  Born and raised in Canada, she lives in Chicago.

SUZANNE BUFFAM POEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

Robert Creeley,
“Bresson’s Movies”:
http://landoftherightangles.blogspot.com/2009/05/bressons-movies-by-robert-creeley.html

Selima Hill, “Why I Left You”:
http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=16648

Lydia Davis, “A Position at the University”:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/182795

Catherine Barnett, “Textbook & Absence
(Anatomy)”:http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23145

Suzanne Buffam, “Enough”:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/239578

SRIKANTH REDDY POEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

W.H. Auden, Musee des Beaux Arts–
http://english.emory.edu/classes/paintings&poems/auden.html

John Ashbery, Myrtle–
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/08/24

Elizabeth Bishop, Visits to St. Elizabeth’s–
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15210

George Herbert, Death–
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/181062

Srikanth Reddy, Corruption–
http://adyingeye.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/corruption-srikanth-reddy-2/

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