COMING SOON: USPiM Oaxaca ~ January 4-8, 2016
Major Jackson Eileen Myles Kristin Prevallet Mark Statman and others
USPiM Poetry Conferences offer poetry workshops, discussions on contemporary poetics, translation workshops and readings featuring American and Mexican poets
What makes our poetry conference unique?
U.S. and Mexican poets meet, discover each others' writing and explore collaborations.
Our intimate and intensive poetry workshops focus on craft and go beyond skimming the surface.
Our faculty, lecturers and featured readers include poets from a variety of contemporary poetic schools and movements.
A translator of Latin American literature offers a translation workshop at every conference.
We highlight the poetry of indigenous peoples and explore their culture.
We include visits to archaeological sites and other cultural venues to establish a sense of place and an understanding of local culture.
The USPiM Poetry Conference sponsors FREE public readings by all faculty, guests and featured Mexican poets.
We award up to five scholarships to regional Mexican poets. This integrates our program with local literary communities throughout Mexico.
English language poets visit Mexico for a week of inspiring literary discourse and writing workshops with their peers, and are introduced to contemporary Mexican poets and their work.
Visiting poets learn about local culture, indigenous languages and customs, and visit archaeological sites, museums and ecological sites.
We introduce poets from the U.S. and Mexico. We encourage and support translation projects. Translation workshops are available with teaching professionals who specialize in Latin American literature - especially Mexican poetry.