Engage Poetry Without The Poem
In Conversation: Simone White & The Friend
6:00PM – 7:30PM
The New School
Simone White and The Friend discuss White’s newly released book or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), aesthetic interests, and the climate of American poetry.
For this virtual event, Simone White and The Friend come together to build on past conversations. White will take us behind the scenes of her book or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), and will show us how much of what happens in a poem happens outside the poem.
Recently, The Friend, champion and scholar of Simone White’s poetry posted highlights and analyses of Simone White’s writing to their Instagram Story.
The Friend’s posts continue in this live-streamed conversation with Simone White on the particularities of her writing practice, aesthetic interests, and the climate of American poetry.
White writes cross-discipline with music, womanhood, and lotion at the center (read White’s Harper’s Magazine essay Lotion here).
Simone White is a poet and critic. She is the author of or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed and House Envy of All the World and is the Stephen M. Gorn Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Friend is the author of George Washington (Liveright, 2016) and The Late Parade (Liveright, 2013). They are a professor of creative writing at Rutgers University.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Seth Sprague Educational & Charitable Foundation. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Co-presented by The New School Creative Writing Program.