Welcome to USPiM Oaxaca!

Seventy-degree winter days, stunning colonial architecture, local cultural offerings and the culinary capital of Mexico all await you in beautiful Oaxaca de Juarez!  Join USPiM in Oaxaca for a week of inspiring literary discourse and cultural immersion.  For Oaxaca 2016, poet and publisher Charles Alexander (Chax Press) will give a few talks. Poets Major Jackson, Eileen Myles and Mark Statman will offer generative writing workshops and discussions.  Poet Susan Briante will lead translation workshops. Poet, editor and translator Pedro Serrano (Mexico City) will give two talks on Mexican poetry now and then. Our Featured Readers will include Tedi López Mills (Mexico City), Victor Teran (Jucithan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca/Zapotec language) and Efrain Velasco (Oaxaca), the USPiM Fellowship Recipient, Nandi Comer, our Mexican poetry award recipients, and others. Workshops are limited to 10 persons.   Testimonials

New: Faculty will conduct daily lectures; we will expand our participant readings and highlight the opportunities for translations with a separate Translation Meet & Greet.

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.

On Monday and Tuesday mornings we will offer early-morning Walkabouts in the city with poet Nandi Comer. The walkabouts will explain show walking routes to event locations, where to have coffee/lunch, landmarks and other points of interest within 10 blocks of Posada del Centro.

Morning Lectures with a brief coffee break/breather between each lecture. There is a cafe on the premises.

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.  **Note: This schedule may change a little as we add more guests and offerings.


*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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Please contact us with any questions:  uspoetsinmexico@verizon.net