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Kelly Writers House impresario Al Filreis leads a lively roundtable discussion of a single poem with a series of rotating guests including Linh Dinh, Randall Couch, Jessica Lowenthal, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, erica kaufman, and others.
Schedule: Monthly

It’s Like a New Reality, Man: A Discussion of Wallace Stevens’s “Not Ideas about the Thing, But the Thing Itself”

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring poets Charles Bernstein, Nada Gordon, and Lawrence Joseph.

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