U.S. Poets in Mexico
5th Annual Poetry Conference
Oaxaca, October 27-31, 2014
Anselm Berrigan Laure-Anne Bosselaar Andrei Codrescu
Ron Silliman Catherine Wagner
Translation workshops with Clare Sullivan
Welcome to our 5th Annual Poetry Conference in Oaxaca! Join established & emerging poets for a week of inspiring literary discourse and cultural immersion in this stunning colonial city. Our intimate conference week consists of morning writing workshops, afternoon thought-provoking discussions, free time for writing, nightly readings and special group excursions and activities. Workshops are limited to 10 persons each. Nightly readings are free to the public. Our week in Oaxaca will also feature a lecture on the Zapotec language and readings by local poets and others. Poets from other countries are welcome to register for our workshops! Workshops are conducted in English, except for the translation workshops which are bilingual English/Spanish.
We bring notable poets, distinguished professors of poetry/creating writing and other writing professionals to Mexico for a week of inspiring literary discourse and free public readings.
Visiting poets explore inspiring local culture, historical sites and ecological sites knowledgeable guides.
We introduce Mexican and American poets and encourage translation projects. Each year, we offer a translation workshop with a teaching professional who specializes in Latin American literature - especially Mexican poetry.