Visions & Voices: Cartography of Poets: Maps, Archives, and Locating the Poetic

April 2, 2020
Doheny Memorial Library

Visions & Voices: Cartography of Poets: Maps, Archives, and Locating the PoeticADMISSION:
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m.

The USC Libraries are home to archives of California poets who have influenced literary art around the globe. Some have taken inspiration from California’s geology and geography, some from its diversity of communities, and others from the regional interplay of formal poetic structures and experimental techniques. All embody aspects of California-ness that are present in the archives.

This event will include a performance/reading featuring the work of some of California’s most accomplished and influential poets followed by a conversation about how history and place—literal and figurative—shape the poetic experience. The event will also include a reading by one of California’s foremost poets (to be announced) and the unveiling of the poet’s new archive.

Related Event:
Cartography of Poets Workshop
Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 4 p.m.
Ahmanson Lab at the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Leavey Library
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Libraries in partnership with the USC School of Dramatic Arts and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.