June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In this craft lecture, Roger Reeves thinks with and through revelation in poetry. What do we mean when we say something is revelatory in poetry? Is it epiphany, confession, statement, or all of the above? What makes a particularly efficacious revelation in a poem? And, what is our current relationship to revelation when we live in era, in a time that eschews privacy? These questions about revelation are also tied to questions of the transformative. How do we make transformative poetry in an age where we hold nothing back? While these questions may be answered in their entirety, this lecture offers a zone of inquiry. This is where we enter.
REGISTER HERE. This event is supported by American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and automated closed captioning.
Roger Reeves earned his PhD from the University of Texas, Austin, and is the author of King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), winner of the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, and a John C. Zacharis First Book Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, two Pushcart Prizes, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and Princeton University. An associate professor of poetry in the English Department at the University of Texas, Austin, Reeves’ second collection of poetry, BEST BARBARIAN, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in March of 2022.