AWP Conference in Los Angeles March 31st-April 2nd

Friday, April 1st: The Return of Aphrodite’s Daughter: Rhetoric in Contemporary Poetry

10:30 am to 11:45 am                                                                             Room 403 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

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Persuasion is Aphrodite’s daughter: It is she who beguiles our mortal hearts. So wrote Sappho 2,600 years ago, and rhetorical figures persist as the structural foundation of many memorable lines of poetry—from Mark Doty to Terrance Hayes to Lyn Hejinian. After a successful panel in Seattle, five contemporary poets return to discuss five different rhetorical figures, such as apostrophe, litotes, negatio, and prosopopeia, as they exist in their own poems and in those of poets they admire.

 Fri., April 1: 12-12:30 pm: Book-Signing for Manual  for Living at the Book Fair

University of Pittsburgh Press Table (403, 405)

Barcelona Poetry WorkshopSat., April 2nd: 6:30 pm to 8 pm; Cocktail Hour Reception

Come say hello, grab a drink, and hear about Writing About Art in Barcelona (June 1-10)

S296. Writers Conferences & Centers (WC&C) Reception

Plaza 1, JW Marriott LA, 3rd Floor

A public gathering to celebrate the incredible work being done at writers’ conferences, centers, festivals, retreats, and residencies across the US and internationally. Come have a drink and some snacks, learn more about these programs, and connect with their directors.

Workshop & Reading in Jerusalem

 Sunday, Jan. 10th Workshop & Reading at Kehilat Yedidya

                                           Schedule of Events:

5:30-7:30 pm: Poetry Workshop. Sign up in advance. Cost: NIS 125. Space is limited.

To sign up for the workshop, write to Haim Watzman at

7:30-8 pm: Schmooze with pizza

8-8:30 pm: Community reading by Kehilat Yedidya Poets: Gershom Gorenberg, Diane Greenberg, Yoni Hammer and Alden Solovy

8:30-9:15: Sharon Dolin reads from her forthcoming book, Manual for Living, as well as from previous collections of poetry.

Limited quantities of books will be for sale.

Lifshitz 12, Baka, Jerusalem, Room UTC+02