CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE: with Gillian Conoley -Free online poetry workshop and reading

CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE: with Gillian Conoley -Free online poetry workshop and reading



THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 3–4pm (ET) on Zoom

Gillian Conoley leads a thinking-and-reading-through of “The Present/” by Lisa Robertson followed by a short reading of her own work.

This free, participatory event (taking place via Zoom) features Gillian Conoley, one of our favorite poets, leading an intimate, virtual group thinking-and-reading-through of “The Present/” by Lisa Robertson. Neither explicitly teaching nor explaining, our special guest poet will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this featured poem as a group.

Whether already well-versed in the “close reading” of poems or having never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE provides a digital gathering for taking a refreshing deep dive into poetry.

Actively participate or simply listen and learn!

The event will last about an hour and conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

GILLIAN CONOLEY is a poet, editor, and translator. Her new collection, Notes from the Passenger, is just out from Nightboat Books. The author of ten collections of poetry, Conoley received the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and was awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. A Little More Red Sun on the Human, also with Nightboat, won the 39th annual Northern California Book Award in 2020. Conoley’s translations of three books by Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, is with City Lights. Editor of VOLT magazine, Conoley has collaborated with installation artist Jenny Holzer, composer Jamie Leigh Sampson, and Butoh dancer Judith Kajuwara.


Toward opening new possibilities for discovery, thought, connection, and joy, The Flow Chart Foundation explores poetry and the interrelationships of various art forms as guided by the legacy of gay American poet John Ashbery, showcasing contemporary artists from a diversity of cultural, ethnic, gender-identified, age, ability, economic, and aesthetic viewpoints.





Jun 08 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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