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nayture is sumwere else: trans poetics, middle and old English variations

General Programming

dateApril 27, 2022 timeWednesday, 4:00pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • This event will be held in person and open to Columbia affiliates only. Attendees must show proof of vaccination to access event venue.

  • Department of English & Comparative Literature
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Medieval artwork of a person looking surprised, a tree, and a low stone wall, also title and participants of event

Join us for a poetry reading with Jos Charles, author of feeld and Miller Oberman, author of The Unstill Ones, followed by a discussion on the use of the language of medieval England in trans* poetics. Followed by a roundtable with Columbia Professors Patricia Dailey and Jack Halberstam.

About the Speakers:

Jos Charles is author of a Year & other poems (Milkweed Editions, 2022), feeld, a Pulitzer-finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed Editions, 2018), and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press, 2016). She currently teaches as a part of Randolph College's low-residency MFA program. Charles has an MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently a PhD student at UC Irvine. She resides in Long Beach, CA.

Miller Oberman is the author of The Unstill Ones, poems and translations, published as part of the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, 2017. He has received a number of awards for his poetry, including a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a 92Y Discovery Prize, and Poetry magazine’s John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize for Translation. Miller’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, London Review of Books, The Nation, Poem-a-Day, and Foglifter. Miller teaches writing at Eugene Lang College at The New School.