Poetic Subjectivities

Community Building / Le renforcement des collectivités Craft of Writing / L’art de l’écriture
Loft 2, Harbourfront Centre Main Building

Challenging the ostensible inwardness and political quietism of the lyric subject, this panel will interrogate the status of the subject in postlanguage poetics in the 21st century. Reading from recently published books of poetry, the participants in this panel will explore contemporary poetic subjectivities from perspectives that include intersectionality, recuperated Black ways of knowing that might be in dialogue with Indigenous ways of knowing, distinctions between poetic persona and autobiography, as well as expanded forms of writing that confront interconnections between nature and culture, human and nonhuman, and pollution and purity. Moderated by Adam Dickinson.