Susan Briante    Major Jackson    Eileen Myles   Kristin Prevallet

Mark Statman   Efrain Velasco   Víctor Terán,  and others

THE USPiM Poetry Conference offer poetry workshops, AN INTRODUCTION TO MEXICAN POETS, discussions on contemporary poetics, translation workshops and FREE PUBLIC READINGS

Previous USPiM Conferences & Poets

Oaxaca 2014:  Andrei Codrescu, Ron Silliman, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Anselm Berrigan, Catherine Wagner, Translation: Clare Sullivan  Poetas Mexicanas:  Natalia Toledo (Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca; Mexico City), Rocío González (Oaxaca/Mexico City), Guadalupe Ángela (Oaxaca)

Merida 2013:  Ron Silliman, Nicole Cooley, Lynn Emanuel, Mark Weiss, Translation: Suzanne Jill Levine   Poetas Mexicanos: Mario Bojórquez (Puebla), Álvaro Solís (Puebla), Rubén Márquez Máximo (Puebla), Ambar Past (San Cristobal de las Casas) and Maruch Mendes Peres (Chiapas, Tsotzil Mayan language), Gabriel Magana Merlo (Guadalajara)

Tulum 2011:  Diane Wakoski, Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Hoover, Mark Weiss, Translation: Jen Hofer  Poetas Mexicanos: Luis Cortés Bargalló (Mexico City), Rocío Cerón (Mexico City), Carla Faesler (Mexico City) , Feliciano Sánchez Chan (Merida, Mayan language)

Merida 2010:  Tom Sleigh, Mark Doty, Anne Waldman, Martin Espada, Translation: Pedro Serrano   Poetas  Mexicanos:  Pura López-Colomé (Mexico City), José Vicente Anaya (Mexico City),  Pedro Serrano (Mexico City), Bricieda Cuevas Cob (Campeche, Mayan language)

Merida 2009:  C. D. Wright, Forrest Gander, Bob Holman, Jack Collom, Translation: Mónica de la Torre   Poetas  Mexicanas: Coral Bracho (Mexico City), Mónica de la Torre (NYC), Valerie Mejer (San Miguel de Allende), Bricieda Cuevas Cob (Campeche, Mayan language)

Eileen Myles Photo: Alice O'Malley; Kristin Prevallet Photo: Ted Roeder

 

Poetry

Ron Silliman lecture

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.

Cultural Immersion

Monte Alban, Oaxaca

Monte Alban, Oaxaca

Visiting poets learn about local culture, indigenous languages and customs, and visit archaeological sites, museums and ecological sites.

Translation

Forrest Gander & Alfonso D'Aquino

Forrest Gander & Alfonso D'Aquino

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.