Privacy Policy: Surveillance Poetics

featuring

STEPHEN BURT,
DAN CHELOTTI,
JORIE GRAHAM,
ROBERT PINSKY,
and THERA WEBB

reading from their contributions to

Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics

Co-sponsored by Boston Review

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
22
Monday
September 22, 2014
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome local poets STEPHEN BURT, DAN CHELOTTI, JORIE GRAHAM, ROBERT PINSKY, and THERA WEBB for readings from Black Ocean's Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics.

Drones, phone taps, NSA leaks, internet tracking—the headlines confirm it—we are living in a state of constant surveillance, and the idea of “the private sphere" is no longer what it used to be. Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics responds to this timely and crucial issue through the voices of over fifty contemporary poets, including Robert Pinsky, Jorie Graham, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Nikki Giovanni, and D.A. Powell. Nature, ethics, technology, sex, the internet—no voyeuristic stone goes unturned in this expansive exploration of the individual, information, and how we are watched.

Dan Chelotti
Dan Chelotti

Dan Chelotti

Dan Chelotti is the author of x (McSweeney's, 2013) and a chapbook, The Eights (Poetry Society of America, 2006). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Conduit, Fence, jubilat, North American Review, Poetry, and many other journals. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Elms College.

Jorie Graham
Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham is the author of twelve collections of poems. Her poetry, widely translated, has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the Forward Prize (UK), and the International Nonino Prize. She lives in Massachusetts and teaches at Harvard University.

Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky is the author of several books of poetry, including Gulf Music, Jersey RainThe Want Bone, and The Figured Wheel. His bestselling translation of The Inferno of Dante sets a modern standard. He was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 to 2000. Among his awards and honors are the William Carlos Williams Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the PEN/Voelcker Award, the Korean Manhae Prize, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PEN American Center. He teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Boston University.

Stephen Burt
Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt is a poet, critic, and professor at Harvard University. In 2012, The New York Times called him “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” He has published three collections of poetry and numerous works of criticism; his book, Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (2009), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is currently a professor of English at Harvard University.

Photo Credit: Alex Dakoulas

Thera Webb
Thera Webb

Thera Webb

Thera Webb's work can be found in Forklift Ohio, Finery, Handsome, No Infinite, Hinchas de Poesia, and in Privacy Policy. Her chapbook On The Shoulders of the Bear is available through Fractious Press. She is the special projects editor at Black Ocean.

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