What is poetry? The answer to that question is always changing: some now consider artfully arranged computer desktop screenshots to be poetry. Acclaimed poets Mark Doty and Tracy K. Smith probably—I’m going out on a limb here—probably don’t have much to say about screenshots, memes, macros, or even tweets, but they do have a knack for arranging words in lyrical and artful assemblages. Doty and Smith will be among the poets sharing their wisdom at a poetry conference organized over the weekend of May 18-20 at The Loft Literary Center. All poets, prospective poets, past poets, and poetry partisans are invited to Open Book for this summit of eloquence.
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