The Line: Have We Crossed It? Lowell Building, Room 201
Panelists: Jennifer Jean, Jennifer Martelli, Kevin McLellan, J.D. Scrimgeour, Cindy Veach
We write in exciting times! With the rise of “hybrid” forms—prose poem, listicle, flash—what is the function of the line? If a line of free-verse poetry is “arbitrary,” what does this say about poetry? Is the line more for visual or aural effect? What about white space as a communicative pause? Is the poetic line expelled breath? Can the line be a physical movement? Can it be sexy? Panelists will address these questions, and more, by examining their own techniques and craftsmanship, as well as their favorite poems. This panel will end with a generous Q&A.
From the Mothership:
Mom Egg Review 15th Anniversary ReadingLowell Building, Room 101
Panelists: Jennifer Jean, Jennifer Martelli, January Gill O’Neil, Kyle Potvin, Marjorie Tesser, Cindy Veach
“From the Mothership” is a poetry reading celebrating fifteen years of Mom Egg Review, a literary journal focused on motherhood. MER writers employ varied perspectives, voices, and creative strategies to write about mothering—pregnancy, the body, nurture—and its interplay with other roles: woman, worker, artist, member of families, cultures and communities.The readers, MER contributing poets and editors, will read works that explore diverse experiences of motherhood.