Overview & Schedule

It would be best to arrive Saturday, January 2, 2016, since most flights will arrive in the evening.  Sunday is the perfect day to walk around the historic center and become familiar with the layout of streets and landmarks and/or join USPiM for a cultural day trip to Tlacolula Market with several stops along the way-a great way to see local communities.

Plan your own workshop week.  Morning Lectures with a brief coffee break/breather between each lecture. Afternoon Workshops: you may work with one poet for one, two, three or all four days.  Daily sign-up sheets are provided. Workshops are limited to 10 persons each on a first come, first served sign up basis on the day of the workshop. Individual Consultations with Charles Alexander - limited to eight one-half hour sessions: Please contact USPiM to reserve in advance (cost included), time to be arranged upon arrival in Oaxaca.

Saturday, january 2, 2016

Arrive in Oaxaca

7pm Dinner meet up at Posada del Centro

Sunday, January 3

9am-4pm   The Road to Tlacolula Market

6pm-7pm  Orientation

7pm-8pm  Welcome Reception

Monday, january 4

9am-10am  Participant Introductions

10am-11am  Susan Briante Lecture  "Elsewhere Identity: Or, What Does It Mean To Be A U.S. Poet in Mexico"

11am-12pm  Charles Alexander Lecture  "

1:00pm-3:30pm  Workshops: Susan Briante, Major Jackson, Eileen Myles, Mark Statman

4pm  Walkabout & Museo de Artes Prehispanico de Rufino Tamayo

6pm  Translation Meet & Greet

7pm  Free public Readings:  Major Jackson, Victor Teran, TBA

10pm Participant Open Mic @

Tuesday, january 5

9am-10am  Major Jackson Lecture  "

10am-11am  Kristin Prevallet Lecture "Desiring the exhilarations  of changes" (Metaphor as a motive for healing)

11am-12pm  Charles Alexander Lecture   "

1:00pm-3:30pm  Workshops: Susan Briante, Major Jackson, Eileen Myles, Mark Statman

4pm  Oaxaca Walkabout  [and optional: Museo de Artes Prehispanico de Rufino Tamayo]

7pm  Free public Readings:  Efrain Velasco, Kristin Prevallet, TBA

10pm Participant Open Mic @

Wednesday, january 6

9am-1pm   Monte Alban

2:30pm-5pm  Major Jackson Workshop

7pm  Free public Readings:  Mark Statman, TBA

10pm Participant Open Mic @

Thursday, january 7

9am-10am  Eileen Myles Lecture  "The Gay Epic"

10am-11am  Mark Statman Lecture  "Translating is Writing Poetry"

11am-12pm  Charles Alexander Lecture

1:00pm-3:30pm  Workshops: Susan Briante, Eileen Myles, Kristin Prevallet, Mark Statman

7pm  Free public Readings:  Eileen Myles, Susan Briante, TBA

10pm Participant Open Mic @

Free public Readings

Friday, January 8

9am-10am   Kristin Prevallet Lecture  "The False One Keeps the Live One from Breathing (a foreground/background of love and loss)

1:00pm-3:30pm  Workshops: Susan Briante, Eileen Myles, Kristin Prevallet, Mark Statman

10pm  Free public Readings:  Participant Open Mic @

Saturday, January 9

Depart Oaxaca

 

*Only registered conference participants may attend orientation, lectures and workshops. Faculty and featured readers may join participants for lectures. Guests and spouses of participants and faculty are welcome to attend our free public readings.

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